Definitions for "Vicarious Liability"
Doctrine under which employers can be held accountable for the actions of their employees.
When a person is held responsible for the tort of another even though the person being held responsible may not have done anything wrong. This is often the case with employers who are held vicariously liable for the damages caused by their employees.
the imputation of liability upon one person or entity for the acts or failure to act of another person or entity
the duty of a principal (e.g., a dentist) to pay for losses occasioned by the acts of an agent (e.g., a dental auxiliary).