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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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Farebrother, the Vicar's white-haired mother, befrilled and kerchiefed with dainty cleanliness, up right, quick-eyed, and still under seventy; Miss Noble, her sister, a tiny old lady of meeker aspect, with frills and kerchief decidedly more worn and mended; and Miss Winifred Farebrother, the Vicar's elder sister, well-looking like himself, but nipped and subdued as single women are apt to be who spend their lives in uninterrupted subjection to their elders.
"My mother is like old George the Third," said the Vicar, "she objects to metaphysics."
This was only used by visitors and on Sundays, and on special occasions, as when the Vicar went up to London or came back.
It was a large black stove that stood in the hall and was only lighted if the weather was very bad and the Vicar had a cold.
I told him that the vicar had married my mother's sister, and that the two had been father and mother to me since the death of my parents.
The vicar had naturally questioned him about his family.
The next day was Saturday; and, on Sunday, everybody wondered whether or not the fair unknown would profit by the vicar's remonstrance, and come to church.
Now, Halford, before I close this letter, I'll tell you who Eliza Millward was: she was the vicar's younger daughter, and a very engaging little creature, for whom I felt no small degree of partiality; - and she knew it, though I had never come to any direct explanation, and had no definite intention of so doing, for my mother, who maintained there was no one good enough for me within twenty miles round, could not bear the thoughts of my marrying that insignificant little thing, who, in addition to her numerous other disqualifications, had not twenty pounds to call her own.
This lady had somewhat unexpectedly brought him three sons, so that between Angel, the youngest, and his father the Vicar there seemed to be almost a missing generation.
He and the vicar had run up a sudden friendship, on the strength of their common enthusiasm for the old-fashioned game of backgammon.
The book I mean is called The Vicar of Wakefield, and it was written by Oliver Goldsmith.
that's better then--they're well matched; but do they call him the "worthy vicar"?'