vicar apostolic

noun
plural vicars apostolic

Definition of vicar apostolic

: a Roman Catholic titular bishop who administers a territory not organized as a diocese

First Known Use of vicar apostolic

1766, in the meaning defined above

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“Vicar apostolic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vicar%20apostolic. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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