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Monday, January 26, 2015

subrogate

\SUHB-ruh-geyt\ , verb;
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.
Quotes:
After all, he effaced reality and subrogated his false, sublime irreality. Scriabin half-stood in philosophy and science and asked What? and How?
-- Faubion Bowers, Scriabin, 1969
If Hefley's were to subrogate, he reasons, who would it sue?
-- Don Winslow, The Gentlemen's Hour, 2009
Origin:
Subrogate comes from the Latin word subrogāre which means "to nominate (someone) as a substitute."
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