From Latin surrogatus, perfect passive participle of surrogare, ask; a variant of subrogare, from sub, under + rogare, ask.
- A substitute (usually of a person, position or role).
- A person or animal that acts as a substitute for the social or pastoral role of another, such as a surrogate mother.
- context|chiefly|UK A deputy for a bishop in granting licences for marriage.
- In some US states, including New York, a judge who has power over the settlement of wills, estates and other legal affairs.
French: remplaÃ§ant (person), succÃ©danÃ© m
German: Ersatz m
Portuguese: Substituto (person), m
- (normally a modifier of the noun) Of, concerning, relating to or acting as a substitute.
- replace or substitute something with something else; appoint a successor.