Vicar of Jesus Christ(R. C. Ch.), the pope as representing Christ on earth.

(Vic"ar*age) n.

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 Saxony.

(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 M. Hale.

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 a horse.

Withouten vice of syllable or letter.

Mark the vice of the procedure.
Sir W. Hamilton.

province are confirmed. Encyc. Brit. (b) (R. C. Ch.) An assistant to a bishop in the discharge of his official functions.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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