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vicarial

[ vahy-kair-ee-uhl, vi- ]
/ vaɪˈkɛər i əl, vɪ- /
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adjective

of or relating to a vicar.
acting as or holding the office of a vicar.
delegated or vicarious: vicarial powers.

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Origin of vicarial

1610–20; <Latin vicāri(us) vicar + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for vicarial

vicarial
/ (vɪˈkɛərɪəl, vaɪ-) /

adjective

of or relating to a vicar, vicars, or a vicariate
holding the office of a vicar
vicarious: used esp of certain ecclesiastical powers
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