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  1. (law) applying to essential legal principles and rules of right; "substantive law" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. being the essence or essential element of a thing; "substantial equivalents"; "substantive information" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. having substance and prompting thought; "a meaty discussion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a noun or a pronoun that is used in place of a noun Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. applying to essential legal principles and rules of right; "substantive law" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. Betokening or expressing existence; as, the substantive verb, that is, the verb to be. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Depending on itself; independent. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Enduring; solid; firm; substantial. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Pertaining to, or constituting, the essential part or principles; as, the law substantive. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. A noun or name; the part of speech which designates something that exists, or some object of thought, either material or immaterial; as, the words man, horse, city, goodness, excellence, are substantives. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To substantivize. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Expressing existence; as, the verb to be is the substantive verb; being used as a noun; as, a substantive phrase; essential or necessary; real; lasting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. A noun, or a phrase, clause, etc., used as a noun. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Expressing existence: real: of real, independent importance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. SUBSTANTIVELY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. The part of speech denoting something that exists: a noun. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. A noun. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Expressing existence. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. Capable of being used as a noun; denoting existence; real. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A noun, or something used as a noun. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Expressing existence; independent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. The name of something that exists, or is conceived to exist, either material or immaterial; a noun. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. Solid; real; essential. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. In gram., that part of speech which expresses something that exists, real or imaginary; a noun or name. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. An epithet applied by Dr. Paris to aliments which are nutritious, in contradistinction to adjective aliments, which are themselves not possessed of nutritive virtues, but impart to the digestive organs greater energy, so as to enable them to extract more nutriment from the substantive aliments. Meat, for example, is a substantive aliment: the condiment, as mustard, eaten with it, an adjective aliment. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  26. Expressing existence (the s. verb, the vb be); having a separate& independent existence, not merely inferential or implicit or subservient or parasitic, (s. enactment, motion, &c., made in due form as such; noun s., old name for the noun in the now usual sense distinguishing it from the noun adjective now called adjective simply); hence substantively adv. (esp. in gram., =substantivally). (N.) noun s., noun in the now usual sense excluding adjectives; so substantival a., substantivally adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. n. A noun ; the part or speech which designates something that exists, or some object of thought, either material or immaterial ; name of an object founded on its properties or qualities. Cabinet Dictionary
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