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vicarage

[ vik-er-ij ]
/ ˈvɪk ər ɪdʒ /
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noun

the residence of a vicar.
the benefice of a vicar.
the office or duties of a vicar.

RELATED WORDS

clergy, priesthood, prelacy, clergymen, manse, parsonage, benefice, presbytery, clericals

Nearby words

vicar general, vicar of bray, vicar of christ, vicar of wakefield, the, vicar-general, vicarage, vicarate, vicarial, vicariance, vicariant, vicariate

Origin of vicarage

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at vicar, -age
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British Dictionary definitions for vicarage

vicarage

/ (ˈvɪkərɪdʒ) /

noun

the residence or benefice of a vicar
a rare word for vicariate (def. 1)
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Word Origin and History for vicarage

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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