vic·​ar-gen·​er·​al ˈvi-kər-ˈjen-rəl How to pronounce vicar-general (audio)
plural vicars-general
: an administrative deputy of a Roman Catholic or Anglican bishop or of the head of a religious order

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vicar-general was in the 15th century

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“Vicar-general.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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