vicarly

vicarly

[vik-er-lee]
adjective
of, pertaining to, suggesting, or resembling a vicar: vicarly duties; a vicarly manner.

Origin:
1590–1600; vicar + -ly

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vicar (ˈvɪkə)
 
n
1.  Church of England
 a.  (in Britain) a clergyman appointed to act as priest of a parish from which, formerly, he did not receive tithes but a stipend
 b.  a clergyman who acts as assistant to or substitute for the rector of a parish at Communion
 c.  (in the US) a clergyman in charge of a chapel
2.  RC Church a bishop or priest representing the pope or the ordinary of a diocese and exercising a limited jurisdiction
3.  Church of England lay vicar, Also called: vicar choral a member of a cathedral choir appointed to sing certain parts of the services
4.  a person appointed to do the work of another
 
[C13: from Old French vicaire, from Latin vicārius (n) a deputy, from vicārius (adj) vicarious]
 
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