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The substitution of one person or entity for another, especially when the substituted party becomes responsible for a debt or legal claim.
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(Law) law the substitution of one person or thing for another, esp the placing of a surety who has paid the debt in the place of the creditor, entitling him or her to payment from the original debtor
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|Noun||1.||subrogation - (law) the act of substituting of one creditor for another|
substitution, commutation, exchange - the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another: "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help"
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