from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A vicariate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office or jurisdiction of vicar; the territory presided over by a vicar; a vicariate.
- n. A number of convents united together under the supervision of a custos or vicar, but too few to constitute a province.
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Austrian possessions he created a vicarate Apostolic with residence at Goerz independent of the Patriarch of Aquileia, and immediately dependent on the Holy See, in whose name all jurisdiction was exercised.