vicar-general

noun
vic·​ar-gen·​er·​al | \ ˈvi-kər-ˈjen-rəl How to pronounce vicar-general (audio) , -ˈje-nə- \
plural vicars-general

Definition of vicar-general

: an administrative deputy of a Roman Catholic or Anglican bishop or of the head of a religious order

First Known Use of vicar-general

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Vicar-general.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vicar-general. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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