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subrogate

[suhb-ruh-geyt] /ˈsʌb rəˌgeɪt/
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
late Middle English
1400-1450
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
Related forms
subrogation, noun
unsubrogated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subrogating

subrogate

/ˈsʌbrəˌɡeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) (law) to put (one person or thing) in the place of another in respect of a right or claim
Word Origin
C16: from Latin subrogāre, from sub- in place of + rogāre to ask
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Word Origin and History for subrogating

subrogate

v.

1530s, from Latin subrogatus, variant of surrogatus, past participle of surrogare/subrogare (see surrogate). Related: Subrogated; subrogating.

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