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Meaning of VICARIATE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the religious institution under the authority of a vicar
 

VICARIATE is a 9 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: vicarship
 
 See Also: establishment, institution

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Vi*ca"ri*ate\, a.
    Having delegated power, as a vicar; vicarious. --Barrow.
    
    
  2. \Vi*ca"ri*ate\, n. [LL. vicariatus, or F. vicariat.]
    Delegated office or power; vicarship; the office or oversight
    of a vicar.
    
          The vicariate of that part of Germany which is governed
          by the Saxon laws devolved on the elector of Saxony.
                                                   --Robertson.
    
    
 

 

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