Vicarious Synonyms & Definitions

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• VicariousDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (prep.) Acting of suffering for another; as, a vicarious agent or officer.
  2. (prep.) Of or pertaining to a vicar, substitute, or deputy; deputed; delegated; as, vicarious power or authority.
  3. (prep.) Performed of suffered in the place of another; substituted; as, a vicarious sacrifice; vicarious punishment.
  4. (prep.) Acting as a substitute; -- said of abnormal action which replaces a suppressed normal function; as, vicarious hemorrhage replacing menstruation.

• VicariouslyDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (adv.) In a vicarious manner.