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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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