vicar- +

(Latin: substitute; change, alternation)

1. A parish priest in the Church of England who receives a stipend or salary but does not receive the tithes of a parish.
2. A cleric acting in the place of a rector or bishop in the Anglican Communion generally.
4. In the Roman Catholic Church, a priest acting for or representing another, often a higher-ranking cleric.
5. One who serves as a substitute or agent for another, especially in the capacity of an administrator.
vicar forane
In the Roman Catholic Church, a priest appointed by a bishop to exercise limited jurisdiction over the clergy in a district of a diocese.
vicar general
1. In the Roman Catholic Church, a priest acting as deputy to a bishop to help him administer his diocese.
2. An ecclesiastical official in the Church of England, usually a layperson, who assists an archbishop or bishop in administrative and judicial duties.
Vicar of Christ
In the Roman Catholic Church, the pope.
1. A vicar's residence.
2. A vicar's benefice.
3. A vicar's duties or office.
A vicariate.
1. Of or pertaining to a vicar.
2. Acting as or holding the position of a vicar.
3. Serving in the place of another.
1. The authority or office of a vicar.
2. The district under a vicar's jurisdiction.
vicarious, vicariously, vicariousness
1. Endured or done by one person substituting for another.
2. Acting in place of someone or something else.
3. Felt or experienced as if one were taking part in the experience or feelings of another.
4. In physiology, taking place in or done by a part of the body not usually associated with a particular function.
1. A combining form meaning “deputy”, used in the formation of compound words, usually titles of officials who serve in the absence of the official denoted by the base word; such as, viceroy, vice-chancellor, vice-chamberlain, vice-president or vice president, etc.
2. Someone who acts in the place of another, or is second in authority or command.
3. From Latin meaning: "change, succession, position, place".

Used in the sense of "anyone who is a deputy of or a stand-in for the person named by the combining root".

vicissitude (s) (noun), vicissitudes (pl)
1. A complete alteration or variation in what happens to someone.
2. An abrupt or unexpected change or shift often met with in one's life, activities, or surroundings.
A complete change in ones fortune or a significant variation in the circumstances.
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vicissitudinary, vicissitudinous
Marked by, full of, or subject to changes or variations.