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The usual name for the head of a religious order or congregation, now officially styled institutes of consecrated life. It is commonly combined with a noun. Thus the Franciscans have a ‘Minister General’ and the Jesuits, Redemptorists, and others a ‘Superior General’.

Subjects: Christianity.


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