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vicar British & World English

(In the Church of England) an incumbent of a parish where tithes formerly passed to a chapter or religious house or layperson

vicar English Thesaurus

as vicar of a large parish he had many and constant duties

vicar general British & World English

An Anglican official serving as a deputy or assistant to a bishop or archbishop

vicar general New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

assistant to an Anglican bishop or archbishop; Roman Catholic bishop's representative

vicar apostolic British & World English

A Roman Catholic missionary

vicar apostolic New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(capital in titles; abbreviation VA)

Bray, Vicar of British & World English

The protagonist of an 18th-century song who kept his benefice from Charles II’s reign to George I’s by changing his beliefs to suit the times. The song is apparently based on an anecdote about an unidentified vicar of Bray, Berkshire, in Thomas Fuller’s Worthies of England (1662)

Vicar of Christ British & World English

(In the Roman Catholic Church) a title of the Pope