Pronounced: POE-it-as-ter, noun
Notes: This word looks familiar; I may have posted this same word a couple of years ago when I had these on Facebook (I cannot guarantee that I’ll never repeat a word)
The word subrogate means “to substitute one person or entity for another in a legal claim”
This word goes back to the mid-1400s
Background / Comments
Our word makes me think of a smashed together “substitute” and “abrogate”. In fact, it comes from the Latin word subrogare, which is composed of sub- (in place of) and rogare (to ask; to propose a law). So, I had the parts of the word correct (abrogate also comes in part from rogare), but I could not figure out a meaning from those two words.