surrogate
sur·ro·gate /'sər-ə-gət/ n [Latin surrogatus, past participle of surrogare subrogare to substitute, from sub- in place of, under + rogare to ask]
1: one acting in the place of another; esp: one standing in loco parentis to a child
2 often cap: the judge or judicial officer of a Surrogate's Court or Surrogate's office
surrogate adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

surrogate
I adjective acting, alternate, delegated, deputy, foster, imitation, makeshift, provisional, proxy, pseudo, representative, simulated, stand-in, substitute, substitutional, vicarial, vicarious, vicarius II index attorney in fact, conduit (intermediary), deputy, judge, plenipotentiary, proctor, proxy, replace, replacement, substitute

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


surrogate
n.
(1) A substitute or deputy.
(2) A judicial officer who handles matters such as probate, adoptions, and guardianships at the local level, such as within a county.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


surrogate
1) A person acting on behalf of another or a substitute, including a woman who gives birth to a baby of a mother who is unable to carry the child.
2) A judge in some states responsible only for probates, estates, and adoptions.
Category: Divorce & Family Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


surrogate
n. A person appointed in place of another, especially a judicial officer who administers things concerning incompetents or decedents, and in certain instances, adoptions; any stand-in.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

surrogate
n.
   1) a person acting on behalf of another or a substitute, including a woman who gives birth to a baby of a mother who is unable to carry the child.
   2) a judge in some states (notably New York) responsible only for probates, estates and adoptions.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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