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  1. a priest holding first rank, as among the members of a cathedral chapter or among the clergy of a district outside the episcopal city.
  2. Roman Catholic Church. a priest acting as superior of the Roman Catholic secular clergy in England, first appointed in 1598 and superseded by a vicar apostolic in 1623.

noun Christianity

  1. (formerly) a chief assistant to a bishop, performing many of his sacerdotal functions during his absence
  2. a senior priest
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