subrogate

[suhb-ruh-geyt]
verb (used with object), 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.

Origin:
1400–50; 1540–50 for def 1; late Middle English (past participle) < Latin subrogātus (past participle of subrogāre to nominate (someone) as a substitute), equivalent to sub- sub- + rogā(re) to request + -tus past participle suffix

subrogation, noun
unsubrogated, adjective
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subrogate (ˈsʌbrəˌɡeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) law to put (one person or thing) in the place of another in respect of a right or claim
 
[C16: from Latin subrogāre, from sub- in place of + rogāre to ask]

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Example sentences
Waives the state's right to subrogate with regard to any party to a contract, lease, or other written agreement.
On occasion, one carrier may subrogate against the other in either property or casualty losses.
We do however strongly object to the use of fee demonstration projects to harm, displace or subrogate concessioner operations.
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