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vicar choral

noun, plural vicars choral. Anglican Church.
a member of the clergy or a layperson in a cathedral who sings certain parts of the service.
Origin of vicar choral
1520-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The Cathedral library is under the charge of a canon as librarian and a vicar-choral as sub-librarian, who receive no salary.

    The Book-Collector William Carew Hazlitt

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