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vicar general

n. pl. vicars general
1. Roman Catholic Church
a. A priest acting as deputy to a bishop to assist him in the administration of his diocese.
b. An assistant to the head of a religious order.
2. An ecclesiastical official in the Church of England, usually a layperson, who assists an archbishop or a bishop in administrative and judicial duties.

vicar general

n, pl vicars general
(Ecclesiastical Terms) an official, usually a layman, appointed to assist the bishop of a diocese in discharging his or her administrative or judicial duties
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vicar general

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