Definition of "vicarious"
  1. A situation when one person carries the burden or responsibility instead of another
How to use "vicarious" in a sentence
  1. In a case of car accident, the employer can face vicarious liability for the actions of their employee.
  2. The principles of vicarious liability apply when a person is held responsible for the actions of another person.
  3. Under certain circumstances, a parent could be held to vicarious account for the act of their minor child.

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