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.

 

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Sur"ro*gate (?), v. t.

To put in the place of another; to substitute.

[R.]

Dr. H. More.

 

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