Definitions for vicarˈvɪk ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vic•arˈvɪk ər(n.)

  1. a cleric in the Anglican Church acting as priest of a parish in place of the rector.

    Category: Religion

  2. a cleric in the Episcopal Church whose charge is a chapel in a parish.

    Category: Religion

  3. a Roman Catholic ecclesiastic representing a bishop.

    Category: Religion

  4. a person who is authorized to perform the functions of another; deputy.

Origin of vicar:

1250–1300; < OF vicaire < L vicārius a substitute, n. use of adj.; see vicarious


Princeton's WordNet

  1. vicar(noun)

    a Roman Catholic priest who acts for another higher-ranking clergyman

  2. vicar(noun)

    (Episcopal Church) a clergyman in charge of a chapel

  3. vicar(noun)

    (Church of England) a clergyman appointed to act as priest of a parish


  1. vicar(Noun)

    In the Church of England, the priest of a parish, receiving a salary or stipend but not tithes.

  2. vicar(Noun)

    In the Roman Catholic and some other churches, a cleric acting as local representative of a higher ranking member of the clergy.

  3. vicar(Noun)

    A person acting on behalf of, or is representing another person.

  4. Origin: Latin vicārius "vicarious, substitute"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vicar(noun)

    one deputed or authorized to perform the functions of another; a substitute in office; a deputy

  2. Vicar(noun)

    the incumbent of an appropriated benefice


  1. Vicar

    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".

Anagrams of vicar

  1. vraic

Translations for vicar

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a clergyman of the Church of England.

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