Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    An ecclesiastical officer whose functions were similar to those of an archdeacon.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In ecclesiastical law. One who is sent or delegated to execute some office or duty as the representative of his superior; au officer of the bishop, who exercises spiritual jurisdiction in distant parts of the diocese. In military law. An offlcor whose principal duties are to supply an army with provisions and stores.