Sub*stan"tial (?), a. [F. substantiel, L. substantialis.]
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.
Not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; real; solid; true; veritable.
If happinessbe a substantial good.
The substantial ornaments of virtue.
Corporeal; material; firm.
"Most ponderous and substantial
The rainbow [appears to be] a large substantial arch.
Having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm; as, substantial cloth; a substantial fence or wall.
Possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy; responsible; as, a substantial freeholder.
yeomen and burghers."
Sir W. Scott.
© Webster 1913.