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Vicar of Christ

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.
Also, Vicar of Jesus Christ.
Origin
1475-1485
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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