Vicar of Christ

noun phrase

Examples of Vicar of Christ in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An even more striking distinction, though, may be the overt disdain some clerics are showing to a man seen by Catholics as the Vicar of Christ atop the Throne of Saint Peter. Stefano Pitrelli, Washington Post, 12 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Vicar of Christ was in the 15th century

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“Vicar of Christ.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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