Definition of vicar noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈvɪkə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪkər//
    Religious people
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  1. 1(especially British English) an Anglican priest who is in charge of a church and the area around it (called a parish) See related entries: Religious people
  2. 2(North American English) a priest in the US Episcopal Church See related entries: Religious people
  3. compare curate1, minister, priest, rector
    Word OriginMiddle English: via Anglo-Norman French from Old French vicaire, from Latin vicarius ‘substitute’, from vic- ‘change, turn, place’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vicar