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Pronunciation: [vˈɪkə] (IPA)

The word "vicar" is typically used to describe a representative or deputy of a religious community, particularly in Protestant churches. However, there are several synonyms for the word that may be used depending on the specific denomination or context. In the Anglican Church, for example, the term "rector" may be used instead of "vicar" to describe a clergyman who has charge of a parish. Other synonyms for "vicar" might include "pastor," "minister," "priest," or "clergyman." Each of these words may have slightly different connotations depending on the religious tradition or context in which they are used, but all refer to someone who is charged with overseeing a community's spiritual life.

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Usage examples for Vicar

He refused and there was nothing left to do but get a man who would give love as big a place as religion, and they were married by the vicar of the parish church.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner"
Alexander Irvine
He is Eccelino, the Emperor's vicar; he is the Emperor himself.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr
And at any rate the vicar will be calling.
"The Debit Account"
Oliver Onions

Famous quotes with Vicar

  • Romanists tell us that the Pope is the vicar of Christ; that he is his successor as the universal head and ruler of the Church on earth. If this is so, he must be a Christ.
    Charles Hodge
  • A bumper of good liquor will end a contest quicker than justice, judge, or vicar.
    Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  • I have recently begun to look for people’s “vicar” nature. It is a technique I happened upon quite by chance, but I think it has a precedent in eastern mysticism. In Buddhism they talk of each of us having a “Buddha nature,” a divine self, the aspect of our total persona that is beyond our materialism and individualism. Well, that’s all well and good. What I’m into is people’s “vicar nature”—what a person would be like if they were a vicar. You can do it on anyone; it doesn’t have to be a vicar either if that isn’t your bag, it could be a rabbi or an imam or whatever. Simply think of someone you know, like, I dunno, Hulk Hogan, and imagine them as a devotional being. When I do, it helps me to see where their material persona intersects with a well-meaning spiritual aspect. Reverend Hogan would be, I suspect, a real fire-and-brimstone guy, spasming and retching in the pulpit but easily moved to tears, perhaps by the plight of a childless couple in his parish. Anyway, let’s not get carried away, it’s just a tool to help me see where a person’s essential self might dwell. Oddly, it’s really easy to do with atheists. I can imagine Richard Dawkins as a vicar in an instant, Calvinist and insistent. Dogmatic and determined, having a stern hearthside chat with a seventeen-year-old boy on the cusp of coming out. My point is that in spite of the lack of any theological title, Bobby Roth is like a priest.
    Russell Brand
  • There are various methods by which you may achieve ignominy and shame. By murdering a large and respected family in cold blood and afterward depositing their bodies in the water companies' reservoir, you will gain much unpopularity in the neighborhood of your crime, and even robbing a church will get you cordially disliked, especially by the vicar. But if you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup of scorn and hatred that a fellow human creature can pour out for you, let a young mother hear you call dear baby "it."
    Jerome K. Jerome
  • ‘I knew im, she knew im, e knew im, we all knew im.’ After this paradigm, which impressed his hearers, he paused. ‘E was a customer ere. Not perhaps one of the best customers. Not like Roger Alliwell ere oo drinks whisky to the tune of near one bottle a day, which is good for the ouse and, as far as we can see, does imself no arm. But e was a customer, loyal to the ouse, regular in attendance, and that’s all we ask of any man or woman for that matter. Well, now e’s gone. We’re sorry e’s gone. You’re sorry e’s gone. I’m sorry e’s gone. And we can’t say much more than that. Now the question is: is e gone to a better place? I don’t know the answer to that, nor do you, nor does she. Perhaps e knows,’ said Ted, shrugging towards the vicar, ‘because it’s is job to know. But the rest of us don’t know. Right. But I say this. E done is best for all. Never a ard word come out of that man’s art. Right. Well loved e was and for all is faults we would love im still, if e was still alive. But e’s dead now and we wish im all the best in is new destination. And I can’t say no fairer than that.’
    Anthony Burgess

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