in someone's/something's stead

idiom

Definition of in someone's/something's stead

formal
: in the place of someone or something She conducted the meeting in his stead. One empire died, and another arose in its stead.

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“In someone's/something's stead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20someone%27s%2Fsomething%27s%20stead. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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