province are confirmed. Encyc. Brit. (b) (R. C. Ch.) An assistant to a bishop in the discharge of his
official functions. Vicar of Jesus Christ (R. C. Ch.), the pope as representing Christ on earth.
1. The benefice of a vicar.
2. The house or residence of a vicar.
(Vi*ca"ri*al) a. [Cf. F. vicarial.]
1. Of or pertaining to a vicar; as, vicarial tithes.
2. Delegated; vicarious; as, vicarial power.
(Vi*ca"ri*an) n. A vicar. [Obs.] Marston.
(Vi*ca"ri*ate) a. Having delegated power, as a vicar; vicarious. Barrow.
(Vi*ca"ri*ate), n. [LL. vicariatus, or F. vicariat.] Delegated office or power; vicarship; the office
or oversight of a vicar.
The vicariate of that part of Germany which is governed by the Saxon laws devolved on the elector of
(Vi*ca"ri*ous) a. [L. vicarius, from vicis change, alternation, turn, the position, place, or office
of one person as assumed by another; akin to Gr. to yield, give way, G. wechsel a change, and probably
also to E. weak. See Weak, and cf. Vice, prep.]
1. Of or pertaining to a vicar, substitute, or deputy; deputed; delegated; as, vicarious power or authority.
2. Acting of suffering for another; as, a vicarious agent or officer.
The soul in the body is but a subordinate efficient, and vicarious . . . in the hands of the Almighty.Sir
3. Performed of suffered in the place of another; substituted; as, a vicarious sacrifice; vicarious punishment.
The vicarious work of the Great Deliverer.I. Taylor.
4. (Med.) Acting as a substitute; said of abnormal action which replaces a suppressed normal function; as,
vicarious hemorrhage replacing menstruation.
(Vi*ca"ri*ous*ly), adv. In a vicarious manner.
(Vic"ar*ship) n. The office or dignity of a vicar.
(Vic"ar*y) n. [L. vicarius.] A vicar. [Obs.]
(Vice) n. [F., from L. vitium.]
1. A defect; a fault; an error; a blemish; an imperfection; as, the vices of a political constitution; the vices of
Withouten vice of syllable or letter.Chaucer.
Mark the vice of the procedure.Sir W. Hamilton.