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subrogate

[ suhb-ruh-geyt ]
/ 藞s蕦b r蓹藢ge瑟t /
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verb (used with object), sub路ro路gat路ed, sub路ro路gat路ing.
to put into the place of another; substitute for another.
Civil Law. to substitute (one person) for another with reference to a claim or right.
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Origin of subrogate

1400鈥50; 1540鈥50 for def. 1; late Middle English (past participle) <Latin subrog膩tus (past participle of subrog膩re to nominate (someone) as a substitute), equivalent to sub-sub- + rog膩(re) to request + -tus past participle suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM subrogate

sub路ro路ga路tion, nounun路sub路ro路gat路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subrogate

subrogate
/ (藞s蕦br蓹藢伞e瑟t) /

verb
(tr) law to put (one person or thing) in the place of another in respect of a right or claim

Word Origin for subrogate

C16: from Latin subrog膩re, from sub- in place of + rog膩re to ask
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