Definitions for "Vicar General"
Priest deputized to assist the bishop with ordinary jurisdiction of an entire diocese.
a bishop 's chief assistant in a diocese
A clergyman who acts as the bishop's deputy in administrative matters. During the vacancy of a see (i.e., between the death or disability of the bishop and the enthronement of his successor), the Ecclesiastical Authority may appoint an administrator to assume the duties of a vicar general; in such a case the administrator's proper title is "vicar capitular" (because he acts in place of the "chapter"--i.e., the Standing Committee--of the diocese).
the second highest office of the Institute*.
second highest officer of the Institute,* similar to a senior vice president.