[ suhb-ruh-geyt ]
/ ˈsʌb rəˌgeɪt /
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verb (used with object), sub·ro·gat·ed, sub·ro·gat·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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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of subrogate
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
OTHER WORDS FROM subrogatesub·ro·ga·tion, nounun·sub·ro·gat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subrogate
/ (ˈsʌbrəˌɡeɪt) /
(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 subrogāre, from sub- in place of + rogāre to ask
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