Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A substitute; a vicar.
“Such a bishop is also called vicarius in pontificalibus, i.e. a representative in certain ceremonial acts proper to the diocesan bishop, sometimes suffragan bishop, episcopus suffraganeus.”
“Anthonius de Bergamo ordinis fratrum minorum regularis obseruanti� prouinci� diui Anthonij Sacri conuentus montis Sion vicarius (licet indignus) necnon aliorum locorum terr� Sanct�, apostolica authoritate comissarius et rector, has Sigillo maiori nostri officij nostraque subscriptione muniri volui.”
“Patre ut esset doctor veritatis, Christi vicarius.”
“Quarum prima fuit, quod Papa de facto non est Christi vicarius.”
“Probianus V.C. (i.e. vir clarissimus) vicarius urbis Romae, in the”
“After the bishop, the principal authority in a diocese is the vicar-general (vicarius generalis in spiritualibus); he is the bishop's substitute in the administration of the diocese.”
“Originally the vicar-general was called the "official" (officialis); even yet officialis and vicarius generalis in spiritualibus are synonymous.”
“In certain very extensive dioceses the pope appoints a vicarius generalis in pontificalibus, or auxiliary bishop, whose duty is to supply the place of the diocesan bishop in the exercise of those functions of the sacred ministry which demand episcopal order.”
“In 1077 Gregory VII named as his vicarius for Corsica the Bishop of Pisa.”
“These reformers were themselves Augustinians and instituted several reformed congregations, each having its own vicar-general (vicarius-generalis), but all under the control of the general of the order.”
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