Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a Roman Catholic priest who acts for another higher-ranking clergyman
  2. (noun, person) (Episcopal Church) a clergyman in charge of a chapel
  3. (noun, person) (Church of England) a clergyman appointed to act as priest of a parish

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Alternate forms of Vicar

Derivations: vicarial, vicarship

Hypernyms: clergyman, man of the cloth, priest, reverend

Origin of the word Vicar

  1. c.1300, from O.Fr. vicaire, from L. vicarius "substitute, deputy," noun use of adj. vicarius "substituting," from vicis "change, turn, office" (see vicarious). The original notion is of "earthly representative of God or Christ;" but also used in sense of "person acting as parish priest in place of a real parson" (early 14c.). The original Vicar of… more

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Words that sound like Vicar

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