Notes: Also spelled gnarr. Another word I’ve no run across
The word subrogate means
- to put into the place of another; substitute for another
- (in law) to substitute one person for another, with reference to a claim or right
The second definition above was the first meaning in the first half of the 1400s; the first meaning comes from the mid-1500s.
Background / Comments
I think I confused our word with subjugate (to bring under complete control). Our word came from late Middle English, which came from the Late Latin word subrogātus, a past participle of subrogāre (to nominate [someone] as a substitute), which is composed of sub- (below; under; beneath) and rogāre (to request).