Definitions for vicarship
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
the religious institution under the authority of a vicar
The office or dignity of a vicar.
the office or dignity of a vicar