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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Substitution


SUBSTITU'TION, noun The act of putting one person or thing in the place of another to supply its place; as the substitution of an agent, attorney or representative to act for one in his absence; the substitution of bank notes for gold and silver, as a circulating medium.

1. In grammar, syllepsis, or the use of one word for another.