(?), a. [F. substantiel, L. substantialis.] 1. Belonging to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life. Milton.
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If this atheist would have his chance to be real and substantial agent, he is more stupid than the vulgar.
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2. Not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; real; solid; true; veritable.
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If happinessbe a substantial good.
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The substantial ornaments of virtue.
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3. Corporeal; material; firm. "Most ponderous and substantial things." Shak.
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The rainbow [appears to be] a large substantial arch.
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4. Having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm; as, substantial cloth; a substantial fence or wall.
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5. Possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy; responsible; as, a substantial freeholder. "Substantial yeomen and burghers." Sir W. Scott.
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