vicarial

adjective

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

Example Sentences

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Word History

Etymology

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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Cite this Entry

“Vicarial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vicarial. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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