in someone's/something's stead

Definition of in someone's/something's stead

formal

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

Word by Word Definitions

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

steadplay
  1. :  locality, place

    :  advantage

    :  the office, place, or function ordinarily occupied or carried out by someone or something else

  1. :  to be of avail to :  help


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