vicarious


vicarious
vi·car·i·ous /vī-'kar-ē-əs/ adj: imposed on one person in place of another see also vicarious liability at liability 2b
vi·car·i·ous·ly adv
vi·car·i·ous·ness n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

vicarious
I (delegated) adjective acting, acting as a substitute, commissioned, deputed, empathic, intermediary, mental, perceptive, procuratory, sympathetic, sympathizing, taking the place of another, understanding II (substitutional) adjective alternate, alternative, equivalent, ersatz, makeshift, provisional, representational, temporary, tentative associated concepts: vicarious liability III index derivative, secondary, surrogate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


vicarious
adj.
Experienced or done through another person.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


vicarious
adj. Suffered, performed, or experienced by one person as a substitute for another; indirect; in surrogate.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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