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vicarage

[vik-er-ij] /ˈvɪk ər ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the residence of a vicar.
2.
the benefice of a vicar.
3.
the office or duties of a vicar.
Origin of vicarage
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see vicar, -age
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  • Take down your placard from the vicarage gate and put up one of my own in its place.

    Mothwise Knut Hamsun
  • When he came to the vicarage he drew up sharply and rapped heavily on the gate.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • My dear mother, why should I worry myself about the ‘vicarage troubles’?

    The New Mistress George Manville Fenn
  • Toward midnight Hugh came to say that Peter had been sent for her from the vicarage.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • As soon as he'd done painting Gunhild's cottage—two coats it was to have—he was going off to the vicarage to dig a well.

    Wanderers Knut Hamsun
  • When they came to the vicarage Paul drew up, threw the reins to Natt, and got down.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • It was that day we had been having tea at the vicarage, when we met the man who wanted to set fire to some bishop or other.

    Austin and His Friends Frederic H. Balfour
  • Dear, all this is weeks and weeks old; I suppose it has only just reached the vicarage.

    Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne
  • Perhaps where it was left, on the table in the parlour of the vicarage.

    The Chaplain of the Fleet Walter Besant and James Rice
  • She passed the vicarage with bent head, and never looked up.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
British Dictionary definitions for vicarage

vicarage

/ˈvɪkərɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the residence or benefice of a vicar
2.
a rare word for vicariate (sense 1)
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Word Origin and History for vicarage
n.

early 15c., "benefice of a vicar," from vicar + -age. Meaning "house or residence of a vicar" is from 1520s.

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