Definition of "surrogacy" [surrogacy]

  • The condition of being a surrogate, especially a surrogate mother. (noun)
  • Law The office of a surrogate. (noun)

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Use "surrogacy" in a sentence
  • "Nor does it make sense to me how a woman who gestates an embyro and gives birth to a child is somehow involved in surrogacy, unless she were to then give or sell the child to someone else."
  • "Also, baby vending machines who cater to celebrities or do you object to baby vending machiens aka surrogacy generally?"
  • "As per Renuka Choudhary, central minister for Women and Children Development, it is necessary to address the legal aspects of surrogacy, which is taking the shape of a booming industry."