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  1. In the Church of England, the priest of a parish, receiving a salary or stipend but not tithes.
  2. In the Roman Catholic and some other churches, a cleric acting as local representative of a higher ranking member of the clergy.

Etymology

From Middle English vicar, viker, vikyr, vicaire, vicare, a borrowing from Anglo-Norman vikare, vicare, vikaire, vikere and Old French vicaire (“deputy, second in command”), from Latin vicārius (“vicarious, substitute”).




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