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Surrogate   /sˈərəgət/  /sˈərəgˌeɪt/   Listen

Someone who takes the place of another person.  Synonyms: alternate, replacement.
A person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others.  Synonym: deputy.

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"Surrogate" Quotes from Famous Books

... before me, [Here the document must be signed by the Vicar-General, or a Surrogate appointed ...
— Routledge's Manual of Etiquette • George Routledge

... metropolis, and he subsequently studied law in Albany, with the Hon. Samuel Miles Hopkins, the grandfather of Mrs. Arent Schuyler Crowninshield. He was admitted to the bar, and almost immediately became a Master in Chancery. In 1821 he was appointed Surrogate of New York, a position which he retained for twenty years. He was always a pronounced democrat, but notwithstanding this fact he was reappointed ten successive times. In 1840, however, the Whig party was in the ascendency in the New York Legislature, and through the instrumentality ...
— As I Remember - Recollections of American Society during the Nineteenth Century • Marian Gouverneur

Words linked to "Surrogate" :   relief, backup man, agent, adoptive, reliever, fill-in, vicegerent, backup, stand-in, substitute

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