Definitions for vicar-general

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vic′ar-gen′eral(n.)(pl.)vicars-general.

  1. a Roman Catholic priest deputized by a bishop to assist in the administration of a diocese.

    Category: Religion

  2. an ecclesiastical officer in the Church of England, usu. lay, who assists a bishop or archbishop.

    Category: Religion

Origin of vicar-general:

1350–1400

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vicar-general(noun)

    (Roman Catholic Church) an administrative deputy who assists a bishop

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