vi·​car·​i·​al vī-ˈker-ē-əl How to pronounce vicarial (audio)
: of or relating to a vicar

Examples of vicarial in a Sentence

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Word History


Latin vicarius

First Known Use

1617, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of vicarial was in 1617

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“Vicarial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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