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Meaning of "vicar general" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF VICAR GENERAL

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VICAR GENERAL

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Vicar general is a noun.
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WHAT DOES VICAR GENERAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Vicar general

A vicar general is the principal deputy of the bishop of a diocese for the exercise of administrative authority and possesses the title of local ordinary. As vicar of the bishop, the vicar general exercises the bishop's ordinary executive power over the entire diocese and, thus, is the highest official in a diocese or other particular church after the diocesan bishop or his equivalent in canon law. The title normally occurs only in Western Christian churches, such as the Latin Church of the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. The title for the equivalent officer in the Eastern churches is protosyncellus and in the Anglican Communion is archdeacon The term is used by many religious orders of men in a similar manner, designating the authority in the Order after its Superior General.

Definition of vicar general in the English dictionary

The definition of vicar general in the dictionary is an official, usually a layman, appointed to assist the bishop of a diocese in discharging his administrative or judicial duties.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VICAR GENERAL

vicar
vicar apostolic
vicar choral
vicar forane
Vicar of Bray
Vicar of Christ
vicarage
vicaress
vicarial
vicariance
vicariant
vicariate
vicarious
vicariously
vicariousness
vicarly
vicars forane
vicars general
vicarship
vicary

WORDS THAT END LIKE VICAR GENERAL

agent-general
attorney general
Auditor General
brigadier general
consulate general
director general
director-general
federal
four-star general
funeral
general
governor general
Governor-General
in general
inspector general
judge advocate general
lieutenant general
major general
mineral
secretary-general
surgeon general

Synonyms and antonyms of vicar general in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «vicar general» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VICAR GENERAL

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Translator English - Chinese

副主教
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vicario general
570 millions of speakers

English

vicar general
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पादरी सामान्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

النائب العام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

викарий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vigário geral
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Vicar সাধারণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vicaire général
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Translator English - Malay

Vikaris umum
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Translator English - German

Generalvikar
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

教区牧師の一般的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

주교 대리
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Translator English - Javanese

Vicar general
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Translator English - Vietnamese

tổng đại diện
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Translator English - Tamil

விஜார் பொது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विकार सर्वसाधारण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

piskopos yardımcısı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vicario generale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wikariusz Generalny
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Translator English - Ukrainian

вікарій
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vicar general,
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

γενική εφημέριος
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Translator English - Afrikaans

pastoor-generaal
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

vicargeneral
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

generalvikar
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VICAR GENERAL»

Discover the use of vicar general in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to vicar general and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Allegations for Marriage Licences Issued by the ...
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.
George John Armytage, 2009
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Ministers and Ministries in the Local Church: A ...
In this sense a vicar acts in the name of another authority (vicem agere). The vicar general exercises vicariously i.e., not in his own name but in the name of the diocesan bishop, the ordinary power of executive governance as defined by law.
Sebastian S. Karambai, 2005
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New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law
into account what is required for effective governance in his particular diocese. The role of the episcopal vicar is described as parallel to that of the vicar general. However, whereas the vicar general's executive authority is exercised in relation  ...
John P. Beal, James A. Coriden, Thomas Joseph Green, 2000
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The Frontier Mission and Social Transformation in Western ...
... 1760 July 7, 1766 April 19, 1795 Prelate Fr. Alonso Hortiz, Vicar General Fr. Alonso Hortiz, Vicar General Fr. Juan Antonio de Velasco, Vicar General Fr. Juan Antonio de Velasco, Vicar General Fr. Juan Benegas, Vicar General Fr. Francisco  ...
Nancy Johnson Black, 1995
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An Introduction to Canon Law
The bishop is to appoint a vicar general (usually just one) to assist him in governing the diocese (c. 475). The vicar general has the same executive authority in the diocese as the bishop. That is, he can perform all the same administrative ...
James A. Coriden, 2004
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Allegations for Marriage Licences: Issued by the ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
George John Armytage, 2011
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From Sin to Insanity: Suicide in Early Modern Europe
MacDonald, "Secularization of Suicide," 78. 20. The entry is dated 17 October 1639: LMA, Vicar General Book, 1637-62, DL/C/344, 6ir. 21. LMA.Vicar General Book, 1627-37, DL/C/343, 56r-v. 22. MacDonald and Murphy, Sleepless Souls, 248, ...
Jeffrey Rodgers Watt, 2004
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The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany
jections are started :— 1, he is not episcopal governor ; 2, he is not vicar-general ; 3, he is not bishop, because he is unconfirmed by the pope, and therefore unable to perform certain sacraments ; 4, that the presentation has lapsed ; 5, that the ...
‎1840
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Fasti Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ: or, An essay towards deducing a ...
D. Vicar-General, and Official-Principal, 1436. . ^ WILLIAM PTKENHAM, LL.D. Principal Official, 147 1. JOHN SE LOT, Dec. Dr. Principal Official, and Vicar- General, 1472. □ _ , _ _„ _ , _ NICHOLAS GO L'DWELL, Vicar- General, 1482. • 10 HN ...
John Le Neve, 1716
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The Asiatic journal and monthly register for British and ...
jections are started:— 1, he ia not episcopal governor ; 2, he is not vicar-general ; 3, he is not bishop, because he is unconfirmed by the pope, and therefore unable to perform certain sacraments ; 4, that the presentation has lapsed ; 5, that the ...
‎1840

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VICAR GENERAL»

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Rev. Narek Vardapet Avagyan appointed as Vicar General of …
Headed by His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, Reverend Father Narek Vardapet Avagyan was appointed Vicar General of the Diocese of Artik. «Armenpress.am, Aug 15»
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Three auxiliary bishops named for Los Angeles; one resignation …
Msgr. Joseph Brennan, 61, vicar general and moderator of the curia in Los Angeles since 2013, is a native of Van Nuys, Calif., whose studies and assignments ... «National Catholic Reporter, Jul 15»
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VIDEO: vicar general strums guitar and sings during homily
This is Fr. Charles Cimpl, vicar general for the diocese of Sioux Falls, SD, and pastor of St. Michael's parish. The event was evidently a children's Mass. See what ... «Patheos, Jun 15»
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Gozo Vicar General
While I congratulate and give my best wishes to Canon Tarcisio Camilleri on his appointment as the new Vicar General for the Gozo Diocese, I would like to ... «Times of Malta, May 15»
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Christians mark way of the cross
Bishop Williams Ssebaggala and the Vicar General of Lugazi diocese, Msgr. Richard Kayondo carrying the cross in Mukono town.PHOTO/Henry Nsubuga ... «New Vision, Apr 15»
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Vicar General announced
"Please pray for him in his new mission," the new archbishop said in a tweet. Fr Galea Curmi was born in Malta on January 1, 1964, and ordained a priest on ... «Times of Malta, Mar 15»
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Rev. Tom Ranzino appointed as Diocese of Baton Rouge Vicar
The bishop for the Diocese of Baton Rouge on Sunday appointed the Rev. Tom Ranzino as vicar general, a position last held by the Very Rev. Than Ngoc Vu. «The Advocate, Mar 15»
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Fr Joe Galea Curmi rumoured to be the next Vicar General
Reports have surfaced saying that Fr Joe Galea Curmi is rumoured to be the new Vicar General, a position Archbishop-elect Scicluna used to occupy. A Vicar ... «Malta Independent Online, Mar 15»
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Vicar General appointed
A Vicar General acts as a deputy and an advisor to the Archbishop. The appointment, which was effective from January this year, replaces Bishop John Gray, ... «Scoop.co.nz, Feb 15»
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Austin's vicar general named auxiliary bishop of the Texas diocese
Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Daniel Garcia, the vicar general of the diocese of Austin, Texas, as an auxiliary bishop of the diocese. Garcia, 54, is an Austin ... «National Catholic Reporter, Jan 15»

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