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Verb: subrogate  'sú-brow,geyt [N. Amer], 'sú-bru,geyt [Brit]
  1. Substitute one creditor for another, as in the case where an insurance company sues the person who caused an accident for the insured
    "Overall we therefore conclude that once the district court reached the correct result that the Avilas could equitably subrogate"

Derived forms: subrogated, subrogates, subrogating

Type of: exchange, interchange, replace, sub [informal], substitute

Encyclopedia: Subrogate