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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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Examples for subrogation
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for subrogation

subrogation

/ˌsʌbrəˈɡeɪʃən/
noun
1.
(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

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 subrogation
n.

early 15c., from Latin subrogationem (nominative subrogatio), noun of action from past participle stem of subrogare (see subrogate).

subrogate

v.

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

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