vicariate definition by Webster's New World
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- the office or authority of a vicar
- the district administered by a vicar
Origin: Midieval Latin vicariatus ; from Classical Latin vicarius
vicariate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The office or authority of a vicar.
- The district under a vicar's jurisdiction.
Origin: Medieval Latin vicāriātus, from Latin vicārius, a substitute; see Vicar .