What does "Vicarious" mean?
(prep.) Acting as a substitute; -- said of abnormal action which replaces a suppressed normal function; as, vicarious hemorrhage replacing menstruation (prep.) Acting of suffering for another; as, a vicarious agent or officer (prep.) Of or pertaining to a vicar, substitute, or deputy; deputed; delegated; as, vicarious power or authority (prep.) Performed of suffered in the place of another; substituted; as, a vicarious sacrifice; vicarious punishment
Word Family vicariously, vicariousness