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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.
adjective 
  1. (normally a modifier of the noun) Of, concerning, relating to or acting as a substitute.
Etymology: From Latin surrogatus, perfect passive participle of surrogare, ask; a variant of subrogare, from sub, under + rogare, ask.


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