a person appointed to act for another; deputy.
(in some states) a judicial officer having jurisdiction over the probate of wills, the administration of estates, etc.
the deputy of an ecclesiastical judge, especially of a bishop or a bishop’s chancellor.
a surrogate mother.
regarded or acting as a surrogate:
a surrogate father.
involving or indicating the use of a surrogate mother to conceive or carry an embryo:
verb (used with object), surrogated, surrogating.
to put into the place of another as a successor, substitute, or deputy; substitute for another.
a person or thing acting as a substitute
(mainly Brit) a deputy, such as a clergyman appointed to deputize for a bishop in granting marriage licences
(psychiatry) a person who is a substitute for someone else, esp in childhood when different persons, such as a brother or teacher, can act as substitutes for the parents
(in some US states) a judge with jurisdiction over the probate of wills, etc
(modifier) of, relating to, or acting as a surrogate: a surrogate pleasure
verb (transitive) (ˈsʌrəˌɡeɪt)
to put in another’s position as a deputy, substitute, etc
to appoint as a successor to oneself
surrogate sur·ro·gate (sûr’ə-gĭt, -gāt’, sŭr’-)
One that takes the place of another; a substitute.
A person or an animal that functions as a substitute for another, as in a social or family role.
A figure of authority who takes the place of the father or mother in a person’s unconscious or emotional life.
A surrogate mother.
- Surrogate key
database A unique primary key generated by the RDBMS that is not derived from any data in the database and whose only significance is to act as the primary key. A surrogate key is frequently a sequential number (e.g. a Sybase “identity column”) but doesn’t have to be. Having the key independent of all other […]
noun 1. a person who acts in the place of another person’s biological mother. 2. an animal that is given another’s offspring to raise. 3. Medicine/Medical. a woman who helps a couple to have a child by carrying to term an embryo conceived by the couple and transferred to her uterus, or by being inseminated […]
noun 1. a person appointed to act for another; deputy. 2. (in some states) a judicial officer having jurisdiction over the probate of wills, the administration of estates, etc. 3. the deputy of an ecclesiastical judge, especially of a bishop or a bishop’s chancellor. 4. a substitute. 5. a surrogate mother. adjective 6. regarded or […]
verb (used with object) 1. to enclose on all sides; encompass: She was surrounded by reporters. 2. to form an enclosure round; encircle: A stone wall surrounds the estate. 3. to enclose (a body of troops, a fort or town, etc.) so as to cut off communication or retreat. noun 4. something that surrounds, as […]