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vicarage

[vik-er-ij]
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noun
  1. the residence of a vicar.
  2. the benefice of a vicar.
  3. the office or duties of a vicar.
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Origin of vicarage

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at vicar, -age
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Examples from the Web for vicarage

Historical Examples

  • Those hollyhocks—the ones at the Vicarage at home are just like them.

    The Incomplete Amorist

    E. Nesbit

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for vicarage

vicarage

noun
  1. the residence or benefice of a vicar
  2. a rare word for vicariate (def. 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.

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