What is VICAR?

One who performs the functions of another; a substitute. Also the incumbent of an appropriated or impropriated ecclesiastical benefice, as distinguished from the in- cumbent of a nou-appropriated benefice, who VIOAR 1206 VIDAME Nis called a “rector.” Wharton. See Plnder v. Barr, 4 El. & Bl. 115.

More On This Topic

Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of VICAR helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary