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vicar forane

[faw-reyn, foh-]
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noun, plural vicars forane. Roman Catholic Church.
  1. dean1(def 2b).

Origin of vicar forane

1885–90; forane < Medieval Latin forāneus living away; cf. foreign
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vicar forane

noun plural vicars forane
  1. RC Church a priest or bishop appointed by the ordinary of the diocese to exercise a limited jurisdiction in a locality at some distance from the ordinary's official see

Word Origin

forane, from Late Latin forāneus in a foreign land, from Latin forās outside
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