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vicar

vic·ar

vicar

 
pronunciation:
vI kr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: in the Anglican Church, a parish priest who receives a salary but not the tithes of the parish, or who acts in place of a rector.
definition 2: in the U.S. Episcopalian Church, a clergyman in charge of a parish chapel.
definition 3: in the Roman Catholic Church, a clergyman who represents or performs the functions of another such as a bishop.
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derivations: vicarly (adv.), vicarship (n.)
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