From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Substantial \Sub*stan"tial\, a. [F. substantiel, L.
   1. Belonging to substance; actually existing; real; as,
      substantial life. --Milton.
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            If this atheist would have his chance to be real and
            substantial agent, he is more stupid than the
            vulgar.                               --Bentley.
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   2. Not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; real; solid; true;
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            If happinessbe a substantial good.    --Denham.
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            The substantial ornaments of virtue.  --L'Estrange.
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   3. Corporeal; material; firm. "Most ponderous and substantial
      things." --Shak.
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            The rainbow [appears to be] a large substantial
            arch.                                 --I. Watts.
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   4. Having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm; as,
      substantial cloth; a substantial fence or wall.
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   5. Possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy;
      responsible; as, a substantial freeholder. "Substantial
      yeomen and burghers." --Sir W. Scott.
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