Complete Definition of "surrogate"

English

Etymology
From Latin surrogatus, perfect passive participle of surrogare, ask; a variant of subrogare, from sub, under + rogare, ask.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A substitute (usually of a person, position or role).
  2. A person or animal that acts as a substitute for the social or pastoral role of another, such as a surrogate mother.
  3. context|chiefly|UK A deputy for a bishop in granting licences for marriage.
  4. In some US states, including New York, a judge who has power over the settlement of wills, estates and other legal affairs.

Translations
French: remplaçant (person), succédané m
German: Ersatz m
Portuguese: Substituto (person), m
Serbian: zameniĨki

Adjective
surrogate

  1. (normally a modifier of the noun) Of, concerning, relating to or acting as a substitute.

Transitive verb
rfc-trverb|Transitive verb
en-verb|surrogat|ing

  1. replace or substitute something with something else; appoint a successor.

Alternative spellings
subrogate

Synonyms
deputize
foster
replace
substitute

Related terms
subrogation

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