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n. 1) a person acting on behalf of another or a substitute, including a woman who gives birth to a baby of a mother who is unable to carry the child. 2) a judge in some states (notably New York) responsible only for probates, estates, and adoptions.

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SURROGATE. In some of the states, as in New Jersey, this is the name of an officer who has jurisdiction in granting letters testamentary and letters of administration.
     2. In some states, as in Pennsylvania, this officer is called register of wills and for granting letters, of administration in others, as in Massachusetts, he is called judge of probates.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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There are 30 currently sex surrogates registered in the US under the International Professional Surrogates Association.
Directed, written by Ben Lewin, based on the essay "On Seeing a Sex Surrogate" by Mark O'Brien.
SEX SURROGATE: Helen Hunt and John Hawkes THE CARLTON 3 seater leather/leather match sofa.
QMY wife recently told me that she used to work as a sex surrogate - having sex with men who had sexual problems.
They have been sex surrogates for 19 years, during which time Sarah, 39, has had sex with 3 323 men, including 52 virgins.
Male patients, readers were informed, paid PS95 to be "massaged" by one of 10 attractive "sex surrogates".
Care workers say the sex surrogates are therapeutic and experts claim they are a basic human right.
And there are the sex surrogates, made famous by the new film 'The Sessions,' who give their clients one-on-one coaching in "caressing techniques, kissing, feeling relaxed with another person in the nude and, inevitably, the sex act itself."
Sue, a sex therapist for Couple Counselling Scotland, is a keen supporter of sex surrogates, already widespread in Holland and America.
Vena Blanchard, president of the International Professional Surrogates Association (IPSA), claims requests for sex surrogates for female patients have steadily increased in recent times.
They have been sex surrogates for 19 years, during which time Sarah, 39, has had sex with 3,323 men, including 52 virgins whereas American-born Geoff, 40, has slept with 2,162 women, helping 49 of them lose their virginity.
Re: `Show us the money' (17 May), the Outsiders Trust does not provide sex surrogates for members.