- Present participle of surrogate.
Variant of surrogate
- a deputy or substitute
- ☆ in some states, probate court, or a judge of this court
- Psychiatry a substitute figure, esp. a person of some authority, who replaces a father or mother in one's feelings
- a woman who, by prior agreement, becomes pregnant and bears a child for another woman, who will raise the child as its mother
Origin of surrogateClassical Latin surrogatus, past participle of surrogare, to elect in place of another, substitute ; from sub- (see sub-) + rogare, to ask: see rogation
of or acting as a surrogate