SUBSTAN'TIAL, adjective Belonging to substance; real; actually existing.
If this atheist would have his chance to be a real and substantial agent, he is more stupid than the vulgar.
1. Real; solid; true; not seeming or imaginary.
If happiness be a substantial good.
The substantial ornaments of virtue.
2. Corporeal; material.
The rainbow appears like a substantial arch in the sky.
3. Having substance; strong; stout; solid; as substantial cloth; a substantial fence or gate.
4. Possessed of goods or estate; responsible; moderately wealthy; as a substantial freeholder or farmer; a substantial citizen.