Etymology
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subrogation (n.)

early 15c., subrogacioun, "irregular or unlawful placement of someone in an office," from Old French subrogation and directly from Latin subrogationem (nominative subrogatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of subrogare (see subrogate).

updated on December 07, 2020

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Definitions of subrogation from WordNet

subrogation (n.)
(law) the act of substituting of one creditor for another;
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