substantial
sub·stan·tial /səb-'stan-chəl/ adj
1 a: of or relating to substance
b: not illusory: having merit
failed to raise a substantial constitutional claim
c: having importance or significance: material
a substantial step had not been taken toward commission of the crime — W. R. LaFave and A. W. Scott, Jr.
2: considerable in quantity: significantly great
would be a substantial abuse of the provisions of this chapterU.S. Code compare de minimis
sub·stan·ti·al·i·ty /-ˌstan-chē-'a-lə-tē/ n
sub·stan·tial·ly adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

substantial
I adjective abundant, ample, concrete, consequential, considerable, established, existent, existing, firmus, flush, genuine, gravis, great, important, large, plentiful, real, significant, sizable, strong, substantive, valid associated concepts: substantial breach, substantial claim, substantial compliance, substantial controversy, substantial damages, substantial error, substantial evidence, substantial factor, substantial impairment, substantial injury, substantial interest, substantial issue, substantial justice, substantial performance, substantial question, substantial right, substantial use II index actual, appreciable, capacious, cardinal (basic), cogent, cohesive (compact), concrete, considerable, convincing, corporal, corporeal, critical (crucial), durable, far reaching, firm, grave (important), important (significant), major, material (important), material (physical), meritorious, momentous, opulent, organic, outstanding (prominent), physical, pithy, prodigious (enormous), secure (sound), solid (sound), sound, stable, staunch, substantive, tangible, valid

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


substantial
adj.
Important; large; considerable; valuable.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


substantial
Of real worth and importance; of considerable value; valuable. Belonging to substance; actually existing; real; not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; solid; true; veritable.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


substantial
Of real worth and importance; of considerable value; valuable. Belonging to substance; actually existing; real; not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; solid; true; veritable.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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