vicar apostolic


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

Word History

First Known Use

1766, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vicar apostolic was in 1766

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“Vicar apostolic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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