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Related to vicar-general: Episcopal Vicars
n., pl. vicars-general.
1. a Roman Catholic priest deputized by a bishop to assist in the administration of a diocese.
2. an ecclesiastical officer in the Church of England, usu. lay, who assists a bishop or archbishop.
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|Noun||1.||vicar-general - (Roman Catholic Church) an administrative deputy who assists a bishop|
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
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