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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Substitution  \Sub`sti*tu"tion\,  n.  [L.  substitutio:  cf  F. 
  1.  The  act  of  substituting  or  putting  one  person  or  thing  in 
  the  place  of  another;  as  the  substitution  of  an  agent, 
  attorney,  or  representative  to  act  for  one  in  his  absense; 
  the  substitution  of  bank  notes  for  gold  and  silver  as  a 
  circulating  medium. 
  2.  The  state  of  being  substituted  for  another. 
  3.  The  office  or  authority  of  one  acting  for  another; 
  delegated  authority.  [R.]  --Shak. 
  4.  (Civil  Law)  The  designation  of  a  person  in  a  will  to  take 
  a  devise  or  legacy,  either  on  failure  of  a  former  devisee 
  or  legatee  by  incapacity  or  unwillingness  to  accept  or 
  after  him  --Burrill. 
  5.  (Theol.)  The  doctrine  that  Christ  suffered  vicariously, 
  being  substituted  for  the  sinner,  and  that  his  sufferings 
  were  expiatory. 
  6.  (Chem.)The  act  or  process  of  substituting  an  atom  or 
  radical  for  another  atom  or  radical;  metethesis;  also  the 
  state  of  being  so  substituted.  See  {Metathesis}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  event  in  which  one  thing  is  substituted  for  another  [syn: 
  {permutation},  {transposition},  {replacement},  {switch}] 
  2:  the  act  of  putting  one  one  thing  or  person  in  the  place  of 
  another:  "he  sent  Smith  in  for  Jones  but  the  substitution 
  came  too  late  to  help  [syn:  {exchange}] 

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