surrogacy

noun sur·ro·ga·cy \ ˈsər-ə-gə-sē \
Updated on: 13 Apr 2018

Definition of surrogacy

: the practice of serving as a surrogate mother

Examples of surrogacy in a Sentence

  1. choosing between adoption and surrogacy

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First Known Use of surrogacy

1982

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SURROGACY Defined for English Language Learners

surrogacy

Definition of surrogacy for English Language Learners

  • : the practice by which a woman (called a surrogate mother) becomes pregnant and gives birth to a baby in order to give it to someone who cannot have children


Medical Dictionary

surrogacy

noun sur·ro·ga·cy \ ˈsər-ə-gə-sē, ˈsə-rə- \

medical Definition of surrogacy

plural surrogacies
: the practice of serving as a surrogate mother

Law Dictionary

surrogacy

noun sur·ro·ga·cy \ ˈsər-ə-gə-sē \

legal Definition of surrogacy

plural surrogacies
1 : the office of a surrogate
2 : the practice of serving as a surrogate mother

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