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(r?-pl?s"), v. t. [Pref. re- + place: cf. F. replacer.] 1. To place again; to restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.
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The earl . . . was replaced in his government.
Bacon.
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2. To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.
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3. To supply or substitute an equivalent for; as, to replace a lost document.
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With Israel, religion replaced morality.
M. Arnold.
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4. To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfull the end or office of.
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This duty of right intention does not replace or supersede the duty of consideration.
Whewell.
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5. To put in a new or different place.
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The propriety of the use of replace instead of displace, supersede, take the place of, as in the third and fourth definitions, is often disputed on account of etymological discrepancy; but the use has been sanctioned by the practice of careful writers.
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Replaced crystal (Crystallog.), a crystal having one or more planes in the place of its edges or angles.
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