subrogate
transitive verb (-gated; -gating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin subrogatus, past participle of subrogare, surrogare — more at surrogate Date: 15th century to put in the place of another; especially to substitute (as a second creditor) for another with regard to a legal right or claim

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  • subrogate — sub·ro·gate / sə brō ˌgāt/ vt gat·ed, gat·ing [Latin subrogatus, past participle of subrogare surrogare to elect as a substitute, from sub under + rogare to request]: to put in the place of another by the doctrine of subrogation: substitute (as a …   Law dictionary

  • Subrogate — Sub ro*gate, v. t. [L. subrogatus, p. p. of subrogare. See {Surrogate}.] To put in the place of another; to substitute. Barrow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subrogate — (v.) 1530s, from L. subrogatus, variant of surrogatus, pp. of surrogare/subrogare (see SURROGATE (Cf. surrogate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • subrogate — [sub′rə gāt΄] vt. subrogated, subrogating [< L subrogatus, surrogatus: see SURROGATE] to substitute (one person) for another …   English World dictionary

  • subrogate — subrogation, n. /sub reuh gayt /, v.t., subrogated, subrogating. 1. to put into the place of another; substitute for another. 2. Civil Law. to substitute (one person) for another with reference to a claim or right. [1400 50; 1540 50 for def. 1;… …   Universalium

  • subrogate — verb To replace one person with another. Syn: substitute, surrogate …   Wiktionary

  • subrogate — sub·ro·gate || sÊŒbrəʊgeɪt v. assume a debt from a previous creditor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • subrogate — sub·ro·gate …   English syllables

  • subrogate — sub•ro•gate [[t]ˈsʌb rəˌgeɪt[/t]] v. t. gat•ed, gat•ing to put into the place of another; substitute for another • Etymology: 1540–50; < L subrogātus, ptp. of subrogāre to elect as a substitute =sub sub +rogāre to request; see ate I sub… …   From formal English to slang

  • subrogate — /ˈsʌbrəgeɪt/ (say subruhgayt) verb (t) (subrogated, subrogating) 1. to put into the place of another; substitute for another. 2. Civil Law to substitute (a claim against one person) for a claim against another person, or transfer (a lien… …   Australian English dictionary

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