Vicar-general Definition

vikərjenərəl
vicars-general
noun
An administrative deputy, as of a bishop or of the general superior of a religious order, society, etc.
Webster's New World
An assistant to the head of a religious order.
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In English history, the title given to Thomas Cromwell as vicegerent of Henry VIII.
Webster's New World
An ecclesiastical official in the Church of England, usually a layperson, who assists an archbishop or a bishop in administrative and judicial duties.
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