in someone's/something's stead
Definition of in someone's/something's stead
: 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
: some person : somebody
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: a person or thing of consequence
: one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different
: 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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