vic·​ar·​age ˈvi-k(ə-)rij How to pronounce vicarage (audio)
: the benefice of a vicar
: the house of a vicar

Examples of vicarage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the vicarage garden, the Biddles found a shallow mound with the bones of 264 bodies. Joshua Levine, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Mar. 2022 After a day in the saddle, riders will recharge at hotels with deep local roots, such as The Painswick, a converted 18th-century Palladian house that was once the town's vicarage. Jancee Dunn, Travel + Leisure, 26 Mar. 2022 Isotope dating studies of the bodies in the vicarage charnel mound found wide disparities. Joshua Levine, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Mar. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of vicarage was in the 15th century

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“Vicarage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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vic·​ar·​age ˈvik-(ə-)rij How to pronounce vicarage (audio)
: a vicar's home

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