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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]
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noun Roman Catholic Church.
  1. 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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Origin of Vicar of Christ

First recorded in 1475–85
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Vicar of Christ

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