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 (vī-kâr′ē-ĭt, -āt′, vĭ-)
1. The office or authority of a vicar.
2. The district under a vicar's jurisdiction.

[Medieval Latin vicāriātus, from Latin vicārius, a substitute; see vicar.]
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(vɪˈkɛərɪɪt; vaɪ-)
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Also called: vicarship the office, rank, or authority of a vicar
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the district that a vicar holds as his or her pastoral charge
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Noun1.vicariate - the religious institution under the authority of a vicarvicariate - the religious institution under the authority of a vicar
institution, establishment - an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
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