Vicarious Definition

vī-kârē-əs, vĭ-
Taking the place of another thing or person; substitute; deputy.
Webster's New World
Endured, suffered, or performed by one person in place of another.
Vicarious punishment.
Webster's New World
Held or handled by one person as the deputy of another; delegated.
Vicarious powers.
Webster's New World
Shared in or experienced by imagined participation in another's experience.
A vicarious thrill.
Webster's New World
Occurring in or performed by a part of the body not normally associated with a certain function.
American Heritage Medicine

Origin of Vicarious

  • From Latin vicārius "vicarious, substituted"

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin vicārius vicar

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition


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