subvicar

subvicar

(ˈsʌbˌvɪkə)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) an assistant to a vicar; a subordinate vicar
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This mythographical conceit was extremely well known to medieval writers on love; central texts, including the De Planctu naturae of Alanus de Insulis and the Roman de la Rose of Jean de Meung, offer images of a lustful Venus who seeks war with Chastity and a good Venus figure, a Venus caelestis, who acts in accordance with the heavenly order, as 'Natura's subvicar in procreation' (p.