vicar etymology

English word vicar comes from Middle English vicare

Detailed word origin of vicar

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
vicare Middle English (enm)
vicar English (eng) A person acting on behalf of, or representing, another person.. In the Church of England, the priest of a parish, receiving a salary or stipend but not tithes.. In the Roman Catholic and some other churches, a cleric acting as local representative of a higher ranking member of the clergy.

Words with the same origin as vicar

Descendants of vicare
vicar apostolic vicarage vicarial vicarish vicarless vicarship