Dictionary.com

Vicar of Christ

[ vik-eruhv krahyst ]
/ ˈvɪk ər əv ˈkraɪst /
Save This Word!

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.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.
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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Vicar of Christ in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Vicar of Christ

Vicar of Christ

noun
RC Church the Pope when regarded as Christ's earthly representative
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK