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vicarial

[vahy-kair-ee-uh l, vi-] /vaɪˈkɛər i əl, vɪ-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a vicar.
2.
acting as or holding the office of a vicar.
3.
delegated or vicarious:
vicarial powers.
Origin of vicarial
1610-1620
1610-20; < Latin vicāri(us) vicar + -al1
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Examples from the Web for vicarial
Historical Examples
  • The Norman abbey of Lyra held the great tithes; the vicarial amounted to just one half of them, £6.

  • For this reason his vicarial representative can plead scores of excuses for presenting himself at “The Court.”

    Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid
  • For this reason his vicarial representative can plead scores of excuses for presenting himself at "The Court."

    Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid
  • His predecessor, the venerable John Crosse, known as the ‘blind vicar,’ had been inattentive to the vicarial claims.

  • But our government is altogether conducted on the footing of vicarial responsibility.

    Framley Parsonage Anthony Trollope
  • Rectorial glebe is not liable to pay vicarial tithe to the vicar, nor is vicarial glebe liable to rectorial tithe to the rector.

British Dictionary definitions for vicarial

vicarial

/vɪˈkɛərɪəl; vaɪ-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a vicar, vicars, or a vicariate
2.
holding the office of a vicar
3.
vicarious: used esp of certain ecclesiastical powers
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