|vicarious (vɪˈkɛərɪəs, vaɪ-)|
|1.||obtained or undergone at second hand through sympathetic participation in another's experiences|
|2.||suffered, undergone, or done as the substitute for another: vicarious punishment|
|3.||delegated: vicarious authority|
|4.||taking the place of another|
|5.||pathol See endometriosis (of menstrual bleeding) occurring at an abnormal site|
|[C17: from Latin vicārius substituted, from vicis interchange; see |
vicarious vi·car·i·ous (vī-kâr'ē-əs, -kār'-, vĭ-)
Felt or undergone as if one were taking part in the experience or feelings of another.
Occurring in or performed by a part of the body not normally associated with a certain function.