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Vicar of Christ

[ vik-eruhv krahyst ]
/ ˈvɪk ər əv ˈkraɪst /
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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.
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Also Vic·ar of Je·sus Christ [vik-eruhv jee-zuhs krahyst, jee-zuhz] /ˈvɪk ər əv ˈdʒi zəs ˈkraɪst, ˈdʒi zəz/ .

Origin of Vicar of Christ

First recorded in 1475–85
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Vicar of Christ

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