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surrogacy

[sur-uh-guh-see, suhr‐]
noun
  1. the state of being a surrogate or surrogate mother.
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Origin of surrogacy

First recorded in 1810–20
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Word Origin and History for surrogacy

n.

1811; see surrogate + -cy.

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