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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or acting as, a succedaneum; supplying the place of something else; being, or employed as, a substitute for another.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or acting as a succedaneum; supplying the place of something else; being or employed as a substitute.

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Examples

  • “The earth,” he adds elsewhere, “especially if fresh, has a certain magnetism in it, by which it attracts the salt, power, or virtue (call it either) which gives it life, and is the logic of all the labor and stir we keep about it, to sustain us; all dungings and other sordid temperings being but the vicars succedaneous to this improvement.”

    Walden

  • As it is, the Islanders are obliged to content themselves with succedaneous means for many common purposes.

    A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland

  • And both these notes of a succedaneous substitution are joined together, 1 Tim. ii.

    A Brief Declaration and Vindication of The Doctrine of the Trinity

  • And the reason of it is, because this satisfaction, by a succedaneous substitution of one to undergo punishment for another, must be founded in a voluntary compact and agreement.

    A Brief Declaration and Vindication of The Doctrine of the Trinity

  • In the common operations of human life, every man is compelled by the necessity of his nature to take succedaneous aid from others.

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor Volume I, Number 1

  • "The earth," he adds elsewhere, "especially if fresh, has a certain magnetism in it, by which it attracts the salt, power, or virtue (call it either) which gives it life, and is the logic of all the labor and stir we keep about it, to sustain us; all dungings and other sordid temperings being but the vicars succedaneous to this improvement."

    Walden~ Chapter 07 (historical)

  • This Second Book, though stated as succedaneous to the first, is, in fact, entirely at variance with it; for the work of Reginald Scott is a compilation of the absurd and superstitious ideas concerning witches so generally entertained at the time, and the pretended conclusion is a serious treatise on the various means of conjuring astral spirits.

    The Antiquary

  • Spirits, in two Books; the first by the aforesaid author (Reginald Scott), the Second now added in this Third Edition as succedaneous to the former, and conducing to the completing of the whole work. ''

    The Antiquary

  • Book, though stated as succedaneous to the first, is, in fact, entirely at variance with it; for the work of Reginald Scott is a compilation of the absurd and superstitious ideas concerning witches so generally entertained at the time, and the pretended conclusion is a serious treatise on the various means of conjuring astral spirits.

    The Antiquary — Complete

  • This being discussed, our courier betook himself to the house of Mrs. Gauntlet with the haunch of venison and this succedaneous letter, and delivered his message to the mother, who received it with great respect, and many kind inquiries about the health and welfare of his master, attempting to tip the messenger a crown, which he absolutely refused to accept, in consequence of Mr. Pickle’s repeated caution.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

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