Legal definition of vicarious liability
Intentional Torts Legal Terminology

vicarious liability

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vicarious liability - liability of an employer for acts of his employee, or liability of a master for the act / failure to act by a servant.

The owner of an automobile can be held vicariously liable for negligence committed by a person to whom the car has been loaned, as if the owner was a principal and the driver his or her agent, if the driver is using the car primarily for the purpose of performing a task for the owner.
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