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vic•ar-gen•er•al



Pronunciation: (vik'ur-jen'ur-ul), [key]
n.,
pl. vic•ars-gen•er•al.

1. Rom. Cath. Ch.a priest deputized by a bishop to assist him in the administration of a diocese.
2. Ch. of Eng.an ecclesiastical officer, usually a layperson, who assists a bishop or an archbishop in the discharge of his judicial or administrative duties.

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