vicar-general


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vic′ar-gen′eral



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.
[1350–1400]
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Noun1.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
deputy, lieutenant - an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
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Translations

vicar-general

[ˈvɪkəˈdʒenərəl] N (vicars-general (pl)) → vicario m general
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He published his manifesto, whereby he set himself forth as the deliverer of the isles of the sea and vicar-general of all Oceanica.
When D'Artagnan had perfectly convinced himself that the absence of the Vicar-General d'Herblay was real, and that his friend was not to be found at Melun or in its vicinity, he left Bazin without regret, cast an ill-natured glance at the magnificent Chateau de Vaux which was beginning to shine with that splendor which brought on its ruin, and, compressing his lips like a man full of mistrust and suspicion, he put spurs to his pied horse, saying, "Well, well!
It will be sufficient for our purpose to relate, that escaping the snares of the dragons in white aprons, who guard the entrance to that enchanted region, he reached the vicar-general's office in safety and having procured a highly flattering address on parchment, from the Archbishop of Canterbury, to his 'trusty and well-beloved Alfred Jingle and Rachael Wardle, greeting,' he carefully deposited the mystic document in his pocket, and retraced his steps in triumph to the Borough.
Spenlow had stepped out, old Tiffey said, to get a gentleman sworn for a marriage licence; but as I knew he would be back directly, our place lying close to the Surrogate's, and to the Vicar-General's office too, I told Peggotty to wait.
The tribunal decided to investigate him too but did not find him guilty," he said.The court heard that the tribunal was chaired by Lay Canon Wilfred Gichuki who is not a vicar-general.