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vicarage

[vik-er-ij] /ˈvɪk ər ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the residence of a vicar.
2.
the benefice of a vicar.
3.
the office or duties of a vicar.
Origin of vicarage
late Middle English
1375-1425
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425; See origin at vicar, -age
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  • Those hollyhocks—the ones at the vicarage at home are just like them.

  • But at the vicarage Paul and Greta sat alone in silence and with clasped hands.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • When they came to the vicarage Paul drew up, threw the reins to Natt, and got down.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • When he came to the vicarage he drew up sharply and rapped heavily on the gate.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • Toward midnight Hugh came to say that Peter had been sent for her from the vicarage.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • They had left the vicarage at noon without staying for the wedding breakfast.

    The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
  • It is a short walk from Bredfield Hall to Bredfield church and vicarage.

    Two Suffolk Friends Francis Hindes Groome
  • Dear, all this is weeks and weeks old; I suppose it has only just reached the vicarage.

    Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne
  • If you are going past the vicarage, Miss Leyburn, may I escort you so far?'

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • She passed the vicarage with bent head, and never looked up.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
British Dictionary definitions for vicarage

vicarage

/ˈvɪkərɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the residence or benefice of a vicar
2.
a rare word for vicariate (sense 1)
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Word Origin and History for vicarage
n.

early 15c., "benefice of a vicar," from vicar + -age. Meaning "house or residence of a vicar" is from 1520s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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