Definition of vicarious:
- Acting as a substitute; - said of abnormal action which replaces a suppressed normal function; as, vicarious hemorrhage replacing menstruation.
- Acting of suffering for another; as, a vicarious agent or officer.
- Of or pertaining to a vicar, substitute, or deputy; deputed; delegated; as, vicarious power or authority.
- Performed of suffered in the place of another; substituted; as, a vicarious sacrifice; vicarious punishment.
But if he had, it didn't come immediately handy, and before he got hold of it the thought of the sufficient provision which awaited me at Watts's afforded vicarious satisfaction to his charitable feelings, and he was content with bidding me a kindly good- night, as he pointed my road down the lane to the police- office, where, it seemed, Dr. Watts's guests had to put in a preliminary appearance.- "Faces and Places", Henry William Lucy.
- "Alice of Old Vincennes", Maurice Thompson.
- "Roosevelt in the Bad Lands", Hermann Hagedorn.