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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Harley Quinn Isn’t the Most Criminal Thing in “Birds of Prey”," 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, "'Sensational' Viking boat graves discovered," 9 July 2019 Her novels sketch a circumscribed scene whose anchors were the church and the vicarage, and the busy, decent Englishmen and -women (more women) who shuffled between the two. Matthew Schneier, New York Times, "In Praise of Barbara Pym," 24 Aug. 2017 Ms. Saward was 21 when members of an armed gang broke into the West London vicarage used by her father, an Anglican priest, and her family. Ceylan Yeginsu, New York Times, "Jill Saward, Advocate for Victims of Sexual Assault, Dies at 51," 6 Jan. 2017

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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 28 Mar. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of vicarage

: a vicar's home

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