surrogate

[ noun, adjective sur-uh-geyt, -git, suhr-; verb sur-uh-geyt, suhr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF surrogate
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The clerkship of the Surrogate Court was soon to be filled by election.

The mandrake was clearly a surrogate of the shell or vice versa.

The sow is the surrogate of the beautiful princess of the fairy tale.

No surrogate could penetrate it and no weapon would operate within it.

Some of his decisions as Surrogate are regarded as precedents to this day.

On this evidence the Surrogate admitted the will to probate.

They then appealed to the Chancellor, who reversed the decree of the Surrogate.

The opinion of the learned Surrogate is very able and interesting.

But after the hearing in the Surrogate's Court there was a change of scene.

They had hard work to convince him that he knew enough to be Surrogate.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin surrogatus, past participle of surrogare "put in another's place, substitute," from sub "in the place of, under" + rogare "to ask, propose" (see rogation). Meaning "woman pregnant with the fertilized egg of another woman" is attested from 1978 (from 1972 of animals; surrogate mother in a psychological sense is from 1971).

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