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Definition of Surrogate


  1. A deputy; a delegate; a substitute.
  2. The deputy of an ecclesiastical judge, most commonly of a bishop or his chancellor, especially a deputy who grants marriage licenses.
  3. In some States of the United States, an officer who presides over the probate of wills and testaments and yield the settlement of estates.
  4. To put in the place of another; to substitute.

Surrogate Quotations

The Vatican is against surrogate mothers. Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.
Elayne Boosler

For my own family, I would always choose the makeshift, surrogate family formed by various characters unrelated by blood.
Anne Tyler

Oscar Hammerstein was a surrogate father during all those many days, and weeks and months when I didn't see my own father.
Stephen Sondheim

My wife and I had been trying a while to have a baby. We tried a bunch of things - so we had a surrogate.
Jimmy Fallon

Surrogate motherhood has been the subject of much philosophical and political dispute over the years.
Thomas Frank
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Surrogate Translations

surrogate in German is nicht vollwertig
surrogate in Spanish is sustituto

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