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vic·ar

 (vĭk′ər)
n.
1.
a. An Anglican parish priest in a parish where historically someone other than the priest was entitled to the tithes.
b. A cleric in charge of a chapel in the Episcopal Church of the United States.
2. An Anglican or Roman Catholic cleric who acts for or represents another, often higher-ranking member of the clergy.

[Middle English, from Old French vicaire, from Latin vicārius, vicarious, a substitute, from vicis, genitive of *vix, change; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]

vic′ar·ship′ n.

vicar

(ˈvɪkə)
n
1. (Anglicanism) Church of England
a. (in Britain) a clergyman appointed to act as priest of a parish from which, formerly, he did not receive tithes but a stipend
b. a clergyman who acts as assistant to or substitute for the rector of a parish at Communion
c. (in the US) a clergyman in charge of a chapel
2. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a bishop or priest representing the pope or the ordinary of a diocese and exercising a limited jurisdiction
3. (Anglicanism) Church of England Also called: lay vicar or vicar choral a member of a cathedral choir appointed to sing certain parts of the services
4. a person appointed to do the work of another
[C13: from Old French vicaire, from Latin vicārius (n) a deputy, from vicārius (adj) vicarious]
ˈvicarly adj

vic•ar

(ˈvɪk ər)

n.
1. a cleric in the Anglican Church acting as priest of a parish in place of the rector.
2. a cleric in the Episcopal Church whose charge is a chapel in a parish.
3. a Roman Catholic ecclesiastic representing a bishop.
4. a person who is authorized to perform the functions of another; deputy.
[1250–1300; < Old French vicaire < Latin vicārius a substitute, n. use of adj.; see vicarious]
vic′ar•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vicar - a Roman Catholic priest who acts for another higher-ranking clergymanvicar - a Roman Catholic priest who acts for another higher-ranking clergyman
priest - a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders
2.vicar - (Episcopal Church) a clergyman in charge of a chapelvicar - (Episcopal Church) a clergyman in charge of a chapel
Protestant Episcopal Church, Episcopal Church - United States church that is in communication with the see of Canterbury
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
3.vicar - (Church of England) a clergyman appointed to act as priest of a parishvicar - (Church of England) a clergyman appointed to act as priest of a parish
Anglican Church, Anglican Communion, Church of England - the national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs); has its see in Canterbury and the sovereign as its temporal head
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church

vicar

Translations
قَسّكاهِن رَعِيَّه
farářvikář
præst
pastori
vikar
sóknarprestur
教区牧師
교구 목사
kunigas
vikārs
kyrkoherde
พระในคริสต์ศาสนา
cha sứ

vicar

[ˈvɪkəʳ] N (gen) → vicario m; (Anglican) → cura m, párroco m

vicar

[ˈvɪkər] npasteur m (de l'Église anglicane)
He's a vicar → Il est pasteur.

vicar

nPfarrer(in) m(f); good evening, vicarguten Abend, Herr Pfarrer/Frau Pfarrerin

vicar

[ˈvɪkəʳ] n (Church of England) → pastore m; (Roman Catholic) → vicario

vicar

(ˈvikə) noun
a clergyman of the Church of England.
ˈvicarage (-ridʒ) noun
the house of a vicar.

vicar

قَسّ farář præst Pfarrer εφημέριος cura párroco pastori vicaire vikar vicario 教区牧師 교구 목사 predikant sogneprest pastor vigário викарий kyrkoherde พระในคริสต์ศาสนา papaz yardımcısı cha sứ 教区牧师
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