Definitions for vicarˈvɪk ər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a cleric in the Anglican Church acting as priest of a parish in place of the rector.
a cleric in the Episcopal Church whose charge is a chapel in a parish.
a Roman Catholic ecclesiastic representing a bishop.
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
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
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".
Translations for vicar
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a clergyman of the Church of England.
- كاهِن رَعِيَّهArabic
- vigárioPortuguese (BR)
- farář; vikářCzech
- der VikarGerman
- (anglicano) párroco; (católico) vicarioSpanish
- کشیش محلFarsi
- pasteur (anglican)French
- כּוֹמֶר הַקהִילָהHebrew
- विकारचर्च में पुजारीHindi
- 교구 목사Korean
- (anglikonų) kunigasLithuanian
- pastor (anglikański)Polish
- farár; vikárSlovak
- 英國國教的教區牧師Chinese (Trad.)
- انگلينڈ کے چرچ کا پادريUrdu
- cha sởVietnamese
- 英国国教的教区牧师Chinese (Simp.)
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