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Monday, January 26, 2015

Definitions for subrogate

  1. to put into the place of another; substitute for another.
  2. Civil Law. to substitute (one person) for another with reference to a claim or right.

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Citations for subrogate
After all, he effaced reality and subrogated his false, sublime irreality. Scriabin half-stood in philosophy and science and asked What? and How? Faubion Bowers, Scriabin, 1969
If Hefley's were to subrogate, he reasons, who would it sue? Don Winslow, The Gentlemen's Hour, 2009
Origin of subrogate
late Middle English
1400-1450
Subrogate comes from the Latin word subrogāre which means "to nominate (someone) as a substitute."