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vicariate

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noun vi·car·i·ate \-ē-ət\

Definition of vicariate

  1. 1 :  the office, jurisdiction, or tenure of a vicar

  2. 2 :  the office or district of a governmental administrative deputy



Origin and Etymology of vicariate

Medieval Latin vicariatus, from Latin vicarius vicar


First Known Use: 1610

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