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Vicar vs. Vicarial — What's the Difference?

Vicar vs. Vicarial — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Vicar and Vicarial

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Vicar

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

Vicarial

Of or relating to a vicar.

Vicar

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

Vicarial

Acting as or having the position of a vicar.

Vicar

An Anglican parish priest in a parish where historically someone other than the priest was entitled to the tithes.
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Vicarial

Serving in the place of someone or something else.

Vicar

A cleric in charge of a chapel in the Episcopal Church of the United States.

Vicarial

Of or pertaining to a vicar

Vicar

An Anglican or Roman Catholic cleric who acts for or represents another, often higher-ranking member of the clergy.

Vicarial

Delegated; vicarious

Vicar

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

Vicarial

Of or pertaining to a vicar; as, vicarial tithes.

Vicar

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

Vicarial

Delegated; vicarious; as, vicarial power.

Vicar

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

Vicarial

Of or relating to or characteristic of a vicar

Vicar

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

Vicar

The incumbent of an appropriated benefice.

Vicar

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

Vicar

(Episcopal Church) a clergyman in charge of a chapel

Vicar

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

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