Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The office or authority of a vicar.
  • n. The district under a vicar's jurisdiction.

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  • n. The office or authority of a vicar

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having delegated power, as a vicar; vicarious.
  • n. Delegated office or power; vicarship; the office or oversight of a vicar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having delegated power; pertaining to such authority and privilege as a vicar has.
  • n. The office or authority of a vicar; office or power delegated by, or assumed in place of, another; vicarship; specifically, the jurisdiction of a vicar apostolic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the religious institution under the authority of a vicar

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Medieval Latin vicāriātus, from Latin vicārius, a substitute; see vicar.

Examples

  • The principal tribes in the vicariate are the Batekes,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

  • The Catholic natives of the vicariate are a source of great consolation to the missionaries, they recite the rosary daily, very many attend daily Mass, and most of them approach the sacraments weekly; they have a strong filial devotion to the Blessed Virgin and some, especially those of Baganda race, give proof of a very high degree of virtue and a wonderful delicacy of sentiment.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

  • The principal officials of the court of the vicariate are the above-mentioned vicegerens, the locum tenens civilia, the promotor fiscalis for cases of beatification and canonization, the promotor fiscalis for other ecclesiastical matters, chiefly monastic vows.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • In former times the auditor of the vicariate was a very busy person, being called on to formulate or to decide the various processes brought before the vicar; to-day the office is mostly an honorary one.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • Named as an official missionary territory by Rome, Québec was erected as vicariate apostolic by a Propaganda decree approved by Pope Alexander VII on April 11, 1658.

    New France and Old Québec: Some History and Architecture

  • An Apostolic vicariate was erected in 1783 to serve Catholic immigrants.

    “Jag skall träda fram till Guds altare”

  • They also offer a significant contribution to the ministry of health care; they help also in the vicariate -- where some of them work -- and as you heard, in missions.

    Archive 2008-02-10

  • In the Archdiocese of Detroit, Ann Flaherty, a divorced woman who earned a master's degree in divinity from a Catholic seminary, was elected to the vicariate, an office that serves as a liaison between priests and their archbishop.

    Archives de la Stan

  • Arcolano and his party gave up the city to the Florentine commissaries, who, being at hand with their forces, immediately took possession; but the condition of Volterra was worse than before; for among other things which operated to her disadvantage, most of the adjoining countryside was separated from her, and she was reduced to the rank of a vicariate.

    The History of Florence

  • When the provincial Juan de Castro began making preparations for an inspection tour of his Chinese vicariate in 1590, he chose as his companion Miguel de Benavides.

    Doctrina Christiana The first book printed in the Philippines, Manila, 1593.

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