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vicarial

[vahy-kair-ee-uh l, vi-]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to a vicar.
  2. acting as or holding the office of a vicar.
  3. delegated or vicarious: vicarial powers.
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Origin of vicarial

1610–20; < Latin vicāri(us) vicar + -al1
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Examples from the Web for vicarial

Historical Examples

  • For this reason his vicarial representative can plead scores of excuses for presenting himself at "The Court."

    Gwen Wynn

    Mayne Reid

  • For this reason his vicarial representative can plead scores of excuses for presenting himself at “The Court.”

    Gwen Wynn

    Mayne Reid

  • His predecessor, the venerable John Crosse, known as the ‘blind vicar,’ had been inattentive to the vicarial claims.

  • The Norman abbey of Lyra held the great tithes; the vicarial amounted to just one half of them, £6.

  • But our government is altogether conducted on the footing of vicarial responsibility.

    Framley Parsonage

    Anthony Trollope


British Dictionary definitions for vicarial

vicarial

adjective
  1. of or relating to a vicar, vicars, or a vicariate
  2. holding the office of a vicar
  3. vicarious: used esp of certain ecclesiastical powers
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