Definitions for vicarˈvɪk ər
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a Roman Catholic priest who acts for another higher-ranking clergyman
(Episcopal Church) a clergyman in charge of a chapel
(Church of England) a clergyman appointed to act as priest of a parish
In the Church of England, the priest of a parish, receiving a salary or stipend but not tithes.
In the Roman Catholic and some other churches, a cleric acting as local representative of a higher ranking member of the clergy.
A person acting on behalf of, or is representing another person.
Origin: Latin vicārius "vicarious, substitute"
one deputed or authorized to perform the functions of another; a substitute in office; a deputy
the incumbent of an appropriated benefice
Origin: [OE. vicar, viker, vicair, F. vicaire, fr. L. vicarius. See Vicarious.]
A vicar is a representative, deputy or substitute; anyone acting "in the person of" or agent for a superior. In this sense, the title is comparable to lieutenant. Linguistically, vicar is the root of the English prefix "vice", similarly meaning "deputy". The title appears in a number of Christian ecclesiastical contexts, but also as an administrative title, or title modifier, in the Roman Empire. In addition, in the Holy Roman Empire a local representative of the emperor, perhaps an archduke, might be styled "vicar".
A priest or member of the clergy in some religions.
She was appointed the new Vicar of the parish since women are now empowered to be priests and clergy.
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