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Vicar vs. Priest

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Vicarnoun

In the Church of England, the priest of a parish, receiving a salary or stipend but not tithes.

Priestnoun

a religious clergyman (clergywoman, clergyperson) who is trained to perform services or sacrifices at a church or temple

‘The priest at the Catholic church heard his confession.’; ‘The Shinto priest burnt incense for his ancestors.’; ‘The Israelite priests were descended from Moses' brother Aaron.’;

Vicarnoun

In the Roman Catholic and some other churches, a cleric acting as local representative of a higher ranking member of the clergy.

Priestnoun

a blunt tool, used for quickly stunning and killing fish

Vicarnoun

A person acting on behalf of, or representing, another person.

Priestnoun

(Mormonism) the highest office in the Aaronic priesthood

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Vicarnoun

One deputed or authorized to perform the functions of another; a substitute in office; a deputy.

Priestverb

(transitive) To ordain as a priest.

Vicarnoun

The incumbent of an appropriated benefice.

Priestnoun

A presbyter elder; a minister

Vicarnoun

a Roman Catholic priest who acts for another higher-ranking clergyman

Priestnoun

One who officiates at the altar, or performs the rites of sacrifice; one who acts as a mediator between men and the divinity or the gods in any form of religion; as, Buddhist priests.

‘Then the priest of Jupiter . . . brought oxen and garlands . . . and would have done sacrifice with the people.’; ‘Every priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.’;

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Vicarnoun

(Episcopal Church) a clergyman in charge of a chapel

Priestverb

To ordain as priest.

Vicarnoun

(Church of England) a clergyman appointed to act as priest of a parish

Priestnoun

a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders

Vicarnoun

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

Priestnoun

a spiritual leader in a non-Christian religion

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Vicarnoun

(in other Anglican Churches) a member of the clergy deputizing for another.

Priestnoun

an ordained minister of the Catholic, Orthodox, or Anglican Church, authorized to perform certain rites and administer certain sacraments

‘the priest celebrated mass at a small altar off the north transept’;

Vicarnoun

(in the Roman Catholic Church) a representative or deputy of a bishop.

Priestnoun

a person who performs religious ceremonies and duties in a non-Christian religion

‘the plays were performed within the sacred area of Dionysus, in the presence of his priest’;

Vicarnoun

(in the US Episcopal Church) a member of the clergy in charge of a chapel.

Priestnoun

a mallet used to kill fish caught when angling.

Vicarnoun

a cleric or choir member appointed to sing certain parts of a cathedral service.

Priestverb

ordain to the priesthood

‘he was made deacon in 1990 and priested in 1994’;

Vicar

A vicar (; Latin: vicarius) is a representative, deputy or substitute; anyone acting or agent for a superior (compare in the sense of ). Linguistically, vicar is cognate with the English prefix , similarly meaning .

‘in the person of’; ‘vicarious’; ‘at second hand’; ‘vice’; ‘deputy’;

Priest

A priest is a religious leader authorized to perform the sacred rituals of a religion, especially as a mediatory agent between humans and one or more deities. They also have the authority or power to administer religious rites; in particular, rites of sacrifice to, and propitiation of, a deity or deities.

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