subrogate

verb sub·ro·gate \ ˈsə-brō-ˌgāt \

Definition of subrogate

subrogated; subrogating
transitive verb
: to put in the place of another; especially : to substitute (something or someone, such as a second creditor) for another with regard to a legal right or claim

Origin and Etymology of subrogate

Middle English, from Latin subrogatus, past participle of subrogare, surrogare — more at surrogate


Law Dictionary

subrogate

transitive verb sub·ro·gate \ ˈsə-brō-ˌgāt \

legal Definition of subrogate

subrogated; subrogating
: to put in the place of another by the doctrine of subrogation : substitute (as a second creditor) for another with regard to a legal right or claim
  • subrogates the trustee to the priority and avoidance rights of certain unsecured creditors
  • —J. J. White and R. S. Summers
  • the surety who pays the principal obligation is subrogated…to the rights of the creditor
  • Louisiana Civil Code

Origin and Etymology of subrogate

Latin subrogatus, past participle of subrogare surrogare to elect as a substitute, from sub- under + rogare to request


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