Try Our Apps


Gobble up these 8 terms for eating

vicar forane

[faw-reyn, foh-] /fɔˈreɪn, foʊ-/
noun, plural vicars forane. Roman Catholic Church.
dean1 (def 2b).
Origin of vicar forane
1885-90; forane < Medieval Latin forāneus living away; cf. foreign Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for vicar-forane

vicar forane

noun (pl) vicars forane
(RC Church) a priest or bishop appointed by the ordinary of the diocese to exercise a limited jurisdiction in a locality at some distance from the ordinary's official see
Word Origin
forane, from Late Latin forāneus in a foreign land, from Latin forās outside
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for vicar

Scrabble Words With Friends