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1. Considerable in importance, value, degree, amount, or extent: made a substantial improvement; won by a substantial margin.
2. Solidly built; strong: substantial houses.
3. Ample; sustaining: a substantial breakfast.
4. Possessing wealth or property; well-to-do.
a. Of, relating to, or having substance; material.
b. True or real; not imaginary.
6. Achieving the goal of justice itself, not merely the procedure or form that is a means to justice: principles of substantial justice.

[Middle English substancial, from Old French substantiel, from Latin substantiālis, from substantia, substance; see substance.]

sub·stan′ti·al′i·ty (-shē-ăl′ĭ-tē), sub·stan′tial·ness (-shəl-nĭs) n.
sub·stan′tial·ly adv.
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Noun1.substantiality - the quality of being substantial or having substance
corporality, corporeality, physicalness, materiality - the quality of being physical; consisting of matter
insubstantiality - lacking substance or reality
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"If you twist in that way you will make me pull the hair out of your head; and then I think you will cease to entertain doubts of my substantiality."
It is correct, too, that Plato and his Socrates aim to redefine the terms of moral discussion (35) in ways that both recover the terms' traditional substantiality and enrich them through an intellectual analysis and criticism that transcends simple realism and sophistic relativism.
It is through the elucidation of Aristotle's various uses of 'unity' in conjunction with a lucid analysis of the criteria for substantiality that Katayama is able to make the case that hybrids and spontaneously generated organisms are unified in many ways, but not in the relevant way of being substantially unified.
Therefore, every return prepared should be analyzed separately to determine if substantiality is met.
While there is an impressive range of R2P responses that might be triggered with an isolated, minimalist, or singular act of genocide, war crimes, or crimes against humanity, it is more likely that R2P assumes its larger importance and definitional character when an atrocity crime meeting the substantiality test occurs and compels a response.
Davenport fits together a number of the usual themes--radical doubt, suspension of judgment, freedom, and the substantiality of the soul--into an interpretation that not only offers solutions to some standard puzzles but also shows that the religious background of Descartes's philosophy cannot be dispensed with.
In Part Two there are more names, and the connections between the characters become clearer, more "realistic," but no less wraithlike for this supposed substantiality: the names don't quite fit, seem to be referring to people with different--if similar--stories, and the characters are all still in their familiar hells, waking and dream-lives likewise caught in closed circuits of desire, regret, resentment, and self-loathing.
On the other hand, they had both a social and psychological substantiality that we, for the most part, can only envy....
(10) Although "there are no legal rules permitting the use of a specific number of words ..., " (10) the person considering using the work should take into consideration the "amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole." (11)
The reconstruction of the narrative from the information offered by the various characters places a question mark on the substantiality of the story.