The definition of a vicar is a religious official who acts in place of another, or the priest of a Church of England parish, or a minister in charge of an Episcopalian chapel in the United States.(noun)
A priest who acts for a bishop in the Roman Catholic Church is an example of a vicar.
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Origin: ME < OFr vicaire < L vicarius, orig., vicarious < *vix (gen. vicis), a change, alteration < IE *weik-, to bend, change: see weak
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noun Abbr. Vic.
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French vicaire
Origin: , from Latin vicārius, vicarious, a substitute
Origin: , from vicis
Origin: , genitive of *vix, change; see weik-2 in Indo-European roots.
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