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lay vicar

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noun Church of England.
  1. a lay officer in a cathedral who performs those parts of a service not reserved to the priests.
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Also called clerk vicar, lay clerk, secular vicar.
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  • I thought maybe I could get in as a lay-vicar when my year is up, and work at harmony under Miles, and take a musical degree.

    The Pillars of the House, Vol. I (of 2)

    Charlotte M. Yonge