Definition of vicariate in English:

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Pronunciation: /vīˈkerēət/
Pronunciation: /vəˈkerēət/ Pronunciation: /vīˈkerēˌāt/ Pronunciation: /vəˈkerēˌāt/


1The office or authority of a vicar.
Example sentences
  • As churchman, he upheld ecclesiastical discipline in Italy and Dalmatia, maintained authority in the vicariate of Illyricum, restructured the dioceses of his dwindling patriarchate, and laboured to convert Jews and pagan rustics.
  • The British vicariate could be an important stage in a fully professional career, and the men in the post of whom we know were not mediocrities.
  • It is difficult to know how well the urban vicariate of Baltimore reflects the behavior and attitudes of parishioners outside the study population.
1.1A church or parish ministered to by a vicar.
Example sentences
  • The diocese now has five vicariates (Ooty, Coonoor, Gudalur, Sathy and Thalavady).
  • He urged Church reform on the Merovingians, reviving the vicariate of Arles at their request.
  • Last January our relatively new archbishop began a series of meetings in each vicariate with the priests, deacons, religious, and parishioners.

Words that rhyme with vicariate

commissariat, lumpenproletariat, proletariat, salariat, secretariat

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Syllabification: vic·ar·i·ate

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