Definitions

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  • n. The office or dignity of a vicar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The office or dignity of a vicar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office or ministry of a vicar.

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

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

Etymologies

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vicar +‎ -ship

Examples

  • Elsewhere also I find it recorded that "the cornerstone of Chivalry is the idea of vicarship: for the chivalrous person is, in his own eyes at least, the child of God, and goes about this world as his Father's representative in an alien country."

    Chivalry

  • The ex-caliph, shorn of his royal pomp, stripped of the symbols of his vicarship, and deserted by friend and foe alike, was forced to flee from Constantinople, the proud seat of a dual sovereignty, to the land of the infidels, resigning himself to that same life of exile to which a number of his fellow-sovereigns had been and were still condemned.

    The Promised Day Is Come

  • You have often spoken in the stead of Destiny, with nations to abide your verdict; and in so doing have both graced and hallowed your high vicarship.

    Chivalry

  • Father's business armed with a shining rectitude, yet the unhallowed may be moved to deprecate the enterprise when they recall, with discomfort, the zealous vicarship of, say, the late Anthony J. Comstock.

    Chivalry

  • Demetrios deplored the loss of a formidable adversary, and jeered at the fact that the vicarship of heaven had been settled by six hens.

    Domnei A Comedy of Woman-Worship

  • At the beginning of 1909 the see contained 17 cathedral prebends, 296 parishes (of which 28 were vacant), I vicarship, 3 ancient chaplaincies, 17 Exposituren (i.e. filial churches joined to the mother church only by some unimportant link to recall their former relations), 235 positions for assistant clergy

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • The term pensio is sometimes used as synonymous with a certain species of benefice, as when a cleric, by the authority of a superior, receives a perpetual vicarship in a church and is sustained by its revenues.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • After the suppression of the Acacian Schism, the vicarship of the bishops of Thessalonica does not seem to have been immediately restored, owing to the policy of the Byzantine emperors, Zeno and

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • In these he now expressed his disapproval of Alexander's having conferred the vicarship of the Romagna upon Cesare Borgia, and he exhorted all to range themselves under the banner of the Church, under whose protection he intended to keep them.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia

  • Alexander's having conferred the vicarship of the Romagna upon Cesare

    The Life of Cesare Borgia

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