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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
(vicarius foraneus, lit. "vicar out of doors") is the delegate of a bishop who exercises certain episcopal rights in a part of the diocese only. Such officers are not provided for all dioceses.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Vicar Forane'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/v/vicar-forane.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.