- 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.
Origin of subrogate
Examples from the Web for subrogation
Or a first mortgage on good property, with subrogation of the wife's rights.Other People's Money
Bill of sale and abandonment with subrogation to underwriter—that is, an assignment of all interest to the underwriter.
In the United States, subrogation to underwriters of damaged goods.
- 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
- (tr) law to put (one person or thing) in the place of another in respect of a right or claim
Word Origin and History for subrogation
early 15c., from Latin subrogationem (nominative subrogatio), noun of action from past participle stem of subrogare (see subrogate).
1530s, from Latin subrogatus, variant of surrogatus, past participle of surrogare/subrogare (see surrogate). Related: Subrogated; subrogating.