Definition of in someone's/something's stead
- She conducted the meeting in his stead.
- One empire died, and another arose in its stead.
: some person : somebody
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: some indeterminate amount more than a specified number
: a person or thing of consequence
: in some degree : somewhat
used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
: locality, place
: the office, place, or function ordinarily occupied or carried out by someone or something else
: to be of avail to : help
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