[vahy-kair-ee-it, -eyt, vi-]
- the office or authority of a vicar.
- the district presided over by a vicar.
Origin of vicariate
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Examples from the Web for vicariate
Nothing but the Vicariate of the whole of the Dark Continent for this young man.My New Curate
Shanghai and Zikawei form the center of the Vicariate of Kiang-nan.The Jesuits, 1534-1921
Thomas J. Campbell
With a few companions from her own Vicariate, she began the foundation of Mexico in 1882.Venerable Philippine Duchesne
G. E. M.
The vicariate is divided into fourteen districts, half of which are in Formosa.The Friars in the Philippines
The very extent and limits of the vicariate were, as yet, unknown; and MM.
- 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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