Vicar of Christ

or Vic·ar of Je·sus Christ

[ vik-er uh v krahyst or vik-er uh v jee-zuh s krahyst, jee-zuh z ]
/ ˈvɪk ər əv ˈkraɪst or ˈvɪk ər əv ˈdʒi zəs ˈkraɪst, ˈdʒi zəz /

noun Roman Catholic Church.

the pope, with reference to his claim to stand in the place of Jesus Christ and possess His authority in the church.

Origin of Vicar of Christ

First recorded in 1475–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for vicar of christ

Vicar of Christ


RC Church the Pope when regarded as Christ's earthly representative
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