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Vicarious

Vi`ca´ri`ous   Pronunciation: vî`kā´ĭ`ŭs
a.1.Of or pertaining to a vicar, substitute, or deputy; deputed; delegated; as, vicarious power or authority.
2.Acting or suffering for another; as, a vicarious agent or officer.
The soul in the body is but a subordinate efficient, and vicarious . . . in the hands of the Almighty.
- Sir M. Hale.
3.Performed ,experienced, or suffered in the place of another; substituted; as, a vicarious sacrifice; vicarious punishment; vicarious pleasure.
The vicarious work of the Great Deliverer.
- I. Taylor.
4.(Med.) Acting as a substitute; - said of abnormal action which replaces a suppressed normal function; as, vicarious hemorrhage replacing menstruation.
Adj.1.vicarious - experienced at secondhand; "read about mountain climbing and felt vicarious excitement"
2.vicarious - occurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function; "vicarious menstruation"
3.vicarious - suffered or done by one person as a substitute for another; "vicarious atonement"
alternate, alternative, assigned, backup, commissioned, counterfeit, delegated, dummy, equivalent, ersatz, fake, imitation, indirect, makeshift, mock, phony, pinch, provisional, proxy, reserve, secondary, spare, stopgap, substitute, substituted, surrogate, temporary, tentative, token, utility
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