Vicar of Christ


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Vicar of Christ

n. Roman Catholic Church
The pope.

Vicar of Christ

n
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church the Pope when regarded as Christ's earthly representative

Vic′ar of Christ′



n.
the pope.
Also called Vic′ar of Je′sus Christ′.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Vicar of Christ - the head of the Roman Catholic ChurchVicar of Christ - the head of the Roman Catholic Church
papacy, pontificate - the government of the Roman Catholic Church
spiritual leader - a leader in religious or sacred affairs
Catholic - a member of a Catholic church
antipope - someone who is elected pope in opposition to another person who is held to be canonically elected; "the antipopes resided in Avignon during the Great Schism"
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