vic·​ar·​age | \ ˈvi-k(ə-)rij How to pronounce vicarage (audio) \

Definition of vicarage

1 : the benefice of a vicar
2 : the house of a vicar

Examples of vicarage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the anger beyond the vicarage rises, the tenor of the debates across the kitchen table grow more urgent. Gordon Cox, Variety, 6 July 2022 Anyone in 1963 who still wanted fiction set in the vicarage, publishers thought, could go back to Jane Austen, the writer to whom Pym has ceaselessly, and often wrongly, been compared. Thomas Mallon, The New Yorker, 30 May 2022 In the vicarage garden, the bodies in the charnel mound have gone back to sleep. Joshua Levine, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Mar. 2022 Agatha Christie’s fictional hamlet – the home of amateur sleuth Jane Marple – has seen its unfair share of murders, including at the vicarage. Stephen Humphries, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 Oct. 2020 There was even a rival for Mompesson, in the non-conformist priest Thomas Stanley, who had only recently been ejected from the parish vicarage for refusing to accept the restoration of the Anglican church after the civil war. 1843, 16 Apr. 2020 The novel is set mainly in 1840 – when an aging Cassandra shows up at relatives’ soon-to-be vacated Kintbury vicarage, determined to rescue her sister’s letters to a favorite confidante from the prying eyes of posterity. Heller Mcalpin, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Apr. 2020 Daniel is drawn to a young woman, Marta (Eliza Rycembel), but scorned by her mournful mother, Lidia (Aleksandra Konieczna), who is both the housekeeper at the vicarage and the sexton at the church. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 7 Feb. 2020 The graves were discovered last fall during the excavation of a vicarage near the historic city of Uppsala and excavated during the last month. Fox News, 9 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of vicarage

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Vicarage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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