Definition of surrogacy
: the practice of serving as a surrogate mother
Examples of surrogacy in a Sentence
choosing between adoption and surrogacy
Recent Examples of surrogacy from the Web
Even unpaid surrogacy was punishable by a $10,000 fine or a year in jail.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'surrogacy'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of surrogacy
SURROGACY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Legal Definition of surrogacy
1 : the office of a surrogate
2 : the practice of serving as a surrogate mother
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up surrogacy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).