Surrogateship \Sur"ro*gate*ship\, n. The office of a surrogate. [1913 Webster]

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  • surrogateship — surrˈogateship noun • • • Main Entry: ↑surrogate * * * surrogateship (ˈsʌrəgət ʃɪp) [f. surrogate n. + ship.] The office of a surrogate. Worcester cites Ed. Rev …   Useful english dictionary

  • surrogate — surrogateship, n. surrogation, n. n., adj. /serr euh gayt , git, sur /; v. /serr euh gayt , sur /, n., adj., v., surrogated, surrogating. n. 1. a person appointed to act for another; deputy. 2. (in some states) a judicial officer having… …   Universalium

  • surrogate — noun /ˈsʌrəgət / (say suruhguht) 1. a person appointed to act for another; a deputy. 2. a substitute. 3. a person taking the part of a usual partner during therapy for sexual malfunction. 4. British the deputy of an ecclesiastical judge,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • surrogate — n. 1 a substitute, esp. for a person in a specific role or office. 2 Brit. a deputy, esp. of a bishop in granting marriage licences. 3 US a judge in charge of probate, inheritance, and guardianship. Phrases and idioms: surrogate mother 1 a person …   Useful english dictionary

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