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Definitions of surrogate

(US LAW) in some US states, a judge with authority over certain family law matters including wills

The Gloucester County Surrogate administers a court which is certain to touch the lives of every person in the county at some time.

a person or thing that takes the place of another person or thing; a substitute

Doctors and nurses are effectively being asked to act as a surrogate for immigration officials.

someone who has permission to take care of someone else's business and personal things

In the event I am incapable of making decisions about receiving medical treatments, I designate my healthcare surrogate to make choices for me according to his/her understanding of my wishes.