American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Roman Catholic Church A titular bishop who administers a region that is not yet a diocese as a representative of the Holy See.
- n. Roman Catholic Church A titular bishop appointed to administer to a vacant see in which the succession of bishops has been interrupted.
- n. Roman Catholic Church A bishop or an archbishop formerly delegated by the pope to act in his stead in a particular region.
- n. A Roman Catholic with the title of bishop who administers a region that is not (yet) a diocese, especially in a missionary position
- n. a titular Roman Catholic bishop in a non-Catholic area
“Apalachicola River; this was constituted a separate vicariate in 1857 under the Right Rev. Augustin Verot as vicar apostolic and erected into the Diocese of St. Augustine in 1870, with Bishop Verot, who had occupied the See of Savannah since 1861, as first bishop.”
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