noun sub·ro·ga·tion \ˌsə-brō-ˈgā-shən\

Definition of SUBROGATION

:  the act of subrogating; specifically :  the assumption by a third party (as a second creditor or an insurance company) of another's legal right to collect a debt or damages

First Known Use of SUBROGATION

15th century

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi


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