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vicar apostolic


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A titular bishop who administers a region that is not yet a diocese as a representative of the Holy See.
  • noun A titular bishop appointed to administer to a vacant see in which the succession of bishops has been interrupted.
  • noun A bishop or an archbishop formerly delegated by the pope to act in his stead in a particular region.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A Roman Catholic with the title of bishop who administers a region that is not (yet) a diocese, especially in a missionary position

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a titular Roman Catholic bishop in a non-Catholic area


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