surrogate: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (n., adj.sûr'u-gāt", -git, sur'-v.sûr'u-gāt", sur'-), [key]
— n., adj., v., -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
- a person appointed to act for another; deputy.
- (in some states) a judicial officer having jurisdiction over the probate of wills, the administration of estates, etc.
- the deputy of an ecclesiastical judge, esp. of a bishop or a bishop's chancellor.
- a substitute.
- a surrogate mother.
- regarded or acting as a surrogate: a surrogate father.
- involving or indicating the use of a surrogate mother to conceive or carry an embryo: surrogate parenting.
- to put into the place of another as a successor, substitute, or deputy; substitute for another.
- to subrogate.
- surrogate (Thesaurus)