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