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Definition of vicar noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1 a priest in the Episcopal Church
  2. 2 an Anglican priest who is in charge of a church and the area around it (called aparish)
  3. 3 a Catholic priest who can take the place of a bishop or the Pope compare curate1, minister, priest, rector
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: vicar