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

  • n. The substitution of one person for another, especially the legal doctrine of substituting one creditor for another.

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  • n. The substitution of a different person in place of a creditor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of subrogating.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In law, the act or operation of law in vesting a person who has satisfied, or is ready to satisfy, a claim which ought to be borne by another with the right to hold and enforce the claim against such other for his own indemnification.
  • n. In a general sense, succession of any kind, whether of a person to a person, or of a person to a thing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (law) the act of substituting of one creditor for another

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