SURROGATE

a person or object that substitutes for another in a significant role. done for any reason. Especially it is done at the time of need or urgency when a person or object is unable to play its role.

SURROGATE: "An adult can be a surrogate parent to a child."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SURROGATE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/surrogate/ (accessed December 8, 2019).
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