vicariate

[ vahy-kair-ee-it, -eyt, vi- ]
/ vaɪˈkɛər i ɪt, -ˌeɪt, vɪ- /

noun

the office or authority of a vicar.
the district presided over by a vicar.

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Origin of vicariate

1600–10; <Medieval Latin vicāriātus, equivalent to Latin vicāri(us) vicar + -ātus-ate3
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British Dictionary definitions for vicariate

vicariate
/ (vɪˈkɛərɪɪt, vaɪ-) /

noun

Also called: vicarship (ˈvɪkəʃɪp) the office, rank, or authority of a vicar
the district that a vicar holds as his pastoral charge
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