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sur•ro•gate



Pronunciation: (
n., adj.sûr'u-gāt", -git, sur'-;
v.sûr'u-gāt", sur'-),
[key]
n., adj., v., -gat•ed, -gat•ing.


n.
1. a person appointed to act for another; deputy.
2. (in some states) a judicial officer having jurisdiction over the probate of wills, the administration of estates, etc.
3. the deputy of an ecclesiastical judge, esp. of a bishop or a bishop's chancellor.
4. a substitute.
5. a surrogate mother.

adj.
1. regarded or acting as a surrogate: a surrogate father.
2. involving or indicating the use of a surrogate mother to conceive or carry an embryo: surrogate parenting.

v.t.
1. to put into the place of another as a successor, substitute, or deputy; substitute for another.
2. to subrogate.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

surreysurrogate mother
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