Sub*stan"tial(?), a. [F. substantiel, L. substantialis.] 1. Belonging to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life. Milton.
If this atheist would have his chance to be real and substantial agent, he is more stupid than the vulgar.Bentley.
2. Not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; real; solid; true; veritable.
If happinessbe a substantial good.Denham.
The substantial ornaments of virtue.L'Estrange.
3. Corporeal; material; firm. "Most ponderous and substantial things."
The rainbow [appears to be] a large substantial arch.I. Watts.
4. Having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm; as,
substantial cloth; a
substantial fence or wall.
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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