vicariate

[vahy-kair-ee-it, -eyt, vi-]
noun
1.
the office or authority of a vicar.
2.
the district presided over by a vicar.
Also, vicarate.


Origin:
1600–10; < Medieval Latin vicāriātus, equivalent to Latin vicāri(us) vicar + -ātus -ate3

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vicariate (vɪˈkɛərɪɪt, vaɪ-)
 
n
1.  Also called: vicarship the office, rank, or authority of a vicar
2.  the district that a vicar holds as his pastoral charge

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The principal brings news of school achievements when she attends diocesan, vicariate and parish meetings.
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