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]

subrogation (ˌsʌbrəˈɡeɪʃən)
 
n
law the substitution of one person or thing for another, esp the placing of a surety who has paid the debt in the place of the creditor, entitling him to payment from the original debtor

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Example sentences
The insurer must include the insured's deductible, if any, in its subrogation demands.
The focus of conventional subrogation is the agreement of the parties.
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