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vicariate

[vahy-kair-ee-it, -eyt, vi-] /vaɪˈkɛər i ɪt, -ˌeɪt, vɪ-/
noun
1.
the office or authority of a vicar.
2.
the district presided over by a vicar.
Also, vicarate.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Medieval Latin vicāriātus, equivalent to Latin vicāri(us) vicar + -ātus -ate3
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vicariate

/vɪˈkɛərɪɪt; vaɪ-/
noun
1.
Also called vicarship (ˈvɪkəʃɪp). the office, rank, or authority of a vicar
2.
the district that a vicar holds as his pastoral charge
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