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vicar forane

[ faw-reyn, foh- ]
/ fɔˈreɪn, foʊ- /
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noun, plural vicars forane.Roman Catholic Church.
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Origin of vicar forane

1885–90; forane<Medieval Latin forāneus living away; cf. foreign
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British Dictionary definitions for vicar forane

vicar forane
/ (fɒˈreɪn) /

noun plural vicars forane
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 for vicar forane

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