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Today's word is:

vicar

|ˈvikər|

noun

  • (in the Roman Catholic Church) a representative or deputy of a bishop.
  • (in the Episcopal Church) a member of the clergy in charge of a chapel.
  • (in the Church of England) an incumbent of a parish where tithes formerly passed to a chapter or religious house or layman.
  • (in other Anglican Churches) a member of the clergy deputizing for another.
  • a cleric or choir member appointed to sing certain parts of a cathedral service.

ORIGIN: Middle English: via Anglo-Norman French from Old French vicaire, from Latin vicarius 'substitute,' from vic- 'change, turn, place' .