Definition of vicariate in English:


Line breaks: vic¦ari|ate
Pronunciation: /vɪˈkɛːrɪət
, vʌɪ-/


  • 1The office or authority of a vicar.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

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