Vicariate meaning

vī-kârē-ĭt, -āt, vĭ-
The office or authority of a vicar.
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The district under a vicar's jurisdiction.
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The office or authority of a vicar.
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The district administered by a vicar.
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The office or authority of a vicar.
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Having delegated power, as a vicar; vicarious.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of vicariate

  • Medieval Latin vicāriātus from Latin vicārius a substitute vicar

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition