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Surrogate   /sˈərəgət/  /sˈərəgˌeɪt/   Listen

Providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties.  Synonym: foster.  "Foster child" , "Foster home" , "Surrogate father"

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"Surrogate" Quotes from Famous Books

... in his native village he, at the age of fourteen, began the study of law. His success was phenomenal from the beginning, and he has passed into history as an indefatigable student all through life. In 1808 he was made surrogate of his native county. In 1812 he was elected to the senate of his native State and in that body voted for electors pledged to support DeWitt Clinton for the presidency. He was attorney-general of the State from 1815 until 1819. Mr. Van Buren was a very able politician and ...
— Hidden Treasures - Why Some Succeed While Others Fail • Harry A. Lewis

... Washington street, New York, died, leaving the profits of all his years of toil over eggs and butter, Bermuda potatoes and baskets of early tomatoes, to his two nephews, Charley Millard and Charley's elder brother, Richard. After the lawyers, the surrogate, the executor, and the others had taken each his due allowance out of it, there may have been fifty or seventy-five thousand dollars apiece left for the two young men. Just how much it was the village people never knew, for Charley was not prone to ...
— The Faith Doctor - A Story of New York • Edward Eggleston

Words linked to "Surrogate" :   backup, fill-in, relief, stand-in, vicegerent, reliever, substitute, backup man, foster, agent, adoptive

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