Meaning of vicar-general
Pronunciation: (vik'ur-jen'ur-ul), [key]
— pl. vic•ars-gen•er•al.
- a priest deputized by a bishop to assist him in the administration of a diocese.
- an ecclesiastical officer, usually a layperson, who assists a bishop or an archbishop in the discharge of his judicial or administrative duties.
- vicar-general (Thesaurus)