Vicariate
Vicariate Vi*ca"ri*ate, a. Having delegated power, as a vicar; vicarious. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

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  • Vicariate — Vi*ca ri*ate, n. [LL. vicariatus, or F. vicariat.] Delegated office or power; vicarship; the office or oversight of a vicar. [1913 Webster] The vicariate of that part of Germany which is governed by the Saxon laws devolved on the elector of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vicariate — [vik′ər itvī ker′ēit, vi ker′ēit, vī ker′ēāt΄, vi ker′ēāt΄] n. [ML vicariatus < L vicarius] 1. the office or authority of a vicar 2. the district administered by a vicar: Also vicarate [vik′ər it] …   English World dictionary

  • vicariate — noun Etymology: Medieval Latin vicariatus, from Latin vicarius vicar Date: 1610 1. the office, jurisdiction, or tenure of a vicar 2. the office or district of a governmental administrative deputy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vicariate — /vuy kair ee it, ayt , vi /, n. 1. the office or authority of a vicar. 2. the district presided over by a vicar. Also, vicarate. [1600 10; < ML vicariatus, equiv. to L vicari(us) VICAR + atus ATE3] * * * …   Universalium

  • vicariate — noun The office or authority of a vicar …   Wiktionary

  • vicariate — n. office or position of vicar; vicar´s district …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vicariate — [vɪ kɛ:rɪət, vʌɪ ] noun the office or authority of a vicar. ↘a church or parish ministered to by a vicar …   English new terms dictionary

  • vicariate — vi·car·i·ate …   English syllables

  • vicariate — /vaɪˈkɛəriət/ (say vuy kairreeuht) noun 1. the office or authority of a vicar. 2. a district under a vicar. 3. Roman Catholic Church a. the administrative centre of a diocese. b. the offices of such a centre. Also, vicarate. {Medieval Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • vicariate — noun the religious institution under the authority of a vicar • Syn: ↑vicarship • Derivationally related forms: ↑vicar (for: ↑vicarship) • Hypernyms: ↑institution, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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