1 a person or thing acting as a substitute
2 (Chiefly Brit) a deputy, such as a clergyman appointed to deputize for a bishop in granting marriage licences
3 (Psychiatry) a person who is a substitute for someone else, esp. in childhood when different persons, such as a brother or teacher, can act as substitutes for the parents
4 (in some U.S. states) a judge with jurisdiction over the probate of wills, etc.
5 modifier of, relating to, or acting as a surrogate
a surrogate pleasure
6 to put in another's position as a deputy, substitute, etc.
7 to appoint as a successor to oneself (C17: from Latin surrogare to substitute; see subrogate)
n a woman who bears a child on behalf of a couple unable to have a child, either by artificial insemination from the man or implantation of an embryo from the woman
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n deputy, proxy, representative, stand-in, substitute
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