Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The condition of being a surrogate, especially a surrogate mother.
  • n. Law The office of a surrogate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or condition of being a surrogate.
  • n. The practice of being a surrogate mother.

Etymologies

From surrogate +‎ -cy. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Nor does it make sense to me how a woman who gestates an embyro and gives birth to a child is somehow involved in surrogacy, unless she were to then give or sell the child to someone else.

    The difficult issue of embryonic adoption

  • Also, baby vending machines who cater to celebrities or do you object to baby vending machiens aka surrogacy generally?

    Three cheers for Elton, say I

  • As per Renuka Choudhary, central minister for Women and Children Development, it is necessary to address the legal aspects of surrogacy, which is taking the shape of a booming industry.

    New Law to Regulate Surrogate Mothers

  • Legal experts don't agree with the idea of surrogacy of some sub-context indicated in the contract but instead advice surrogate mothers that they have the right to refuse certain content of the contract.

    EzineArticles

  • Commercial surrogacy, which is banned in some European countries and subject to a wide spectrum of regulation in US states, was legalized in India in 2002.

    Analysis

  • Madge reportedly started considering the idea of surrogacy after talking with Sarah Jessica Parker about her experience.

    The Velvet Hot Tub | Freshest Stories

  • In a statement, Mr. Cassidy applauded the decision and called surrogacy "an exploitation of women."

    NYT > Home Page

  • The good achieved is not worth the evil of the "surrogacy" or "adoption".

    The difficult issue of embryonic adoption

  • Hillary - who is a good surrogate but not the best - is far ahead of her husband in the "surrogacy" category this election.

    Obama Has Narrow Lead In Today's Tracking Polls

  • It had already conducted successful "surrogacy" tests at a

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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