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Meaning of SURROGATE

Pronunciation:  'suru`geyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others
  2. [n]  someone who takes the place of another person
  3. [adj]  providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties; "foster parent"; "foster child"; "foster home"; "surrogate father"

SURROGATE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: adoptive, alternate, deputy, foster, replacement
 See Also: agent, backup, backup man, fill-in, relief, reliever, stand-in, substitute, vicegerent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sur"ro*gate\, n. [L. surrogatus, p. p. of surrogare,
    subrogare, to put in another's place, to substitute; sub
    under + rogare to ask, ask for a vote, propose a law. See
    {Rogation}, and cf. {Subrogate}.]
    1. A deputy; a delegate; a substitute.
    2. The deputy of an ecclesiastical judge, most commonly of a
       bishop or his chancellor, especially a deputy who grants
       marriage licenses. [Eng.]
    3. In some States of the United States, an officer who
       presides over the probate of wills and testaments and
       yield the settlement of estates.
  2. \Sur"ro*gate\, v. t.
    To put in the place of another; to substitute. [R.] --Dr. H.