One who substitutes for or represents another. Anciently, a secular cleric who officiated in a ch. owned by a religious order. In the Angl. Ch., the priest of a parish of which the tithes are owned by another. In the Prot. Episc. Ch., a deputy cleric in charge of a dependent chapel. In the Luth. Ch., an unordained student of theol. who serves as asst. in ch. or school.
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