Sub"stit"ute (?), n. [L. substitutus, p.p. of substituere to put under, put in the place of; sub under + statuere to put, place: cf. F. substitut. See Statute.]

One who, or that which, is substituted or put in the place of another; one who acts for another; that which stands in lieu of something else

; specifically Mil.,

a person who enlists for military service in the place of a conscript or drafted man.

<-- archaic, no longer legal. -->

Hast thou not made me here thy substitute? Milton.

Ladies [in Shakespeare's age] . . . wore masks as the sole substitute known to our ancestors for the modern parasol. De Quincey.


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Sub"stit"ute (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Substituted (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Substituting (?).] [See Substitute, n.]

To put in the place of another person or thing; to exchange.

Some few verses are inserted or substituted in the room of others. Congreve.


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