Substantial

Definition of Substantial

Sub`stan´tial
a.1.Belonging to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life.
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.
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.

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