A chief priest also a kind of vicar or a rural dean
- a senior clergyman and dignitary
- A chief priest; in addition, some sort of vicar, or a rural dean.
(letter.) A chief priest; also, a type of vicar, or a rural dean.
He studied at Paris and Bologna, and, having been successively archpriest of St Peter's, papal chaplain, cardinal-deacon of Sant' Eustachio, cardinal-bishop of Ostia, the first protector of the Franciscan order, and papal legate in Germany under Innocent III., and Honorius III., he succeeded the latter in the papacy.