from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as subrogation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare The act of substituting one person in the place of another.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act or result of surrogating; replacement, substitution


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  • The consent of the chapter is required in the following cases: for the alienation of immovable property of value belonging to the cathedral, the chapter, or the mensa of the bishop, i.e. his endowment; for conferring benefices the collation of which belongs to the bishop and chapter conjointly; for the suppression of canonries and the uniting of simple benefices on account of the smallness of the prebends; for uniting benefices for any other reason; for the increase or decrease of the number of the canons; for any proceedings seriously prejudicial to the canons or their successors; for the ordering of a special feast; for the surrogation of examiners or similar officers outside the time of synod.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux 1840-1916 1913

  • We are not entitled to cite it as an example of the growing savagery of this trying period; and if it be argued that it is an example rather of humanity, because for the original victims straw puppets were substituted, the answer is that even if we were to grant the human sacrifice, the surrogation of puppets is a most unlikely thing to have happened. [

    The Religious Experience of the Roman People From the Earliest Times to the Age of Augustus W. Warde Fowler 1884


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  • The act or result of surrogating; replacement, substitution

    September 26, 2021