Sentence Examples


  • The vidame was originally, like the avoue (advocatus), an official chosen by the bishop of the diocese, with the consent of the count.
  • With the crystallization of the feudal system in the 12th century the office of vidame, like that of avoue, had become an hereditary fief.
  • Thus the vidame de Picquigny was the representative of the bishop of Amiens, the vidame de Gerberoy of the bishop of Beauvais.
  • Charged Richard Leneveu, archdeacon of Auge in the diocese of Lisieux, and Jean de Picquigni, vidame of Amiens, to make an investigation, which lasted several months.
  • Saisset was on the point of escaping to Rome when the vidame of Amiens surprised him by night in his episcopal palace.