vicars forane

vicar forane

[faw-reyn, foh-]
noun, plural vicars forane. Roman Catholic Church.
dean1 ( def 2b ).

Origin:
1885–90; forane < Medieval Latin forāneus living away; cf. foreign

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vicar forane (fɒˈreɪn)
 
n , pl vicars forane
RC Church a priest or bishop appointed by the ordinary of the diocese to exercise a limited jurisdiction in a locality at some distance from the ordinary's official see
 
[forane, from Late Latin forāneus in a foreign land, from Latin forās outside]

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