from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To substitute (one person) for another.
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- v. To replace one person with another.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To put in the place of another; to substitute.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put in the place of another; substitute. See surrogate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. substitute one creditor for another, as in the case where an insurance company sues the person who caused an accident for the insured
Middle English *subrogaten, from Latin subrogāre, subrogāt- : sub-, instead of; see sub- + rogāre, to ask; see reg- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Latin subrogare from sub, under + rogare, to ask. A variant of surrogate. (Wiktionary)