surrogacy
noun Date: 1982 the practice of serving as a surrogate mother

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • surrogacy — sur·ro·ga·cy / sər ə gə sē/ n pl cies: the office of a surrogate Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. surrogacy …   Law dictionary

  • surrogacy — 1811; see SURROGATE (Cf. surrogate) + CY (Cf. cy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • surrogacy — [sʉr′ə gə sē] n. pl. surrogacies 1. the fact or condition of being a surrogate 2. the act or practice of utilizing a surrogate mother to conceive and bear a child …   English World dictionary

  • surrogacy — [[t]sʌ̱rəgəsi, AM sɜ͟ːr [/t]] N UNCOUNT Surrogacy is an arrangement by which a woman gives birth to a baby on behalf of a woman who is physically unable to have babies herself, and then gives the baby to her. In this country it is illegal to pay… …   English dictionary

  • surrogacy — surrogate ► NOUN 1) a substitute, especially a person deputizing for another in a role or office. 2) (in the Christian Church) a bishop s deputy who grants marriage licences. DERIVATIVES surrogacy noun. ORIGIN from Latin surrogare elect as a… …   English terms dictionary

  • surrogacy — /serr euh geuh see, sur /, n. the state of being a surrogate or surrogate mother. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • surrogacy — noun a) The state or condition of being a surrogate. b) The practice of being a surrogate mother …   Wiktionary

  • surrogacy — sur·ro·ga·cy sər ə gə sē, sə rə n, pl cies the practice of serving as a surrogate mother …   Medical dictionary

  • surrogacy — sur|ro|ga|cy [ sʌrəgəsi ] noun uncount an arrangement in which a woman gives birth to a baby for another woman who cannot have children …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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