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vulgar substitution n[French substitution vulgaire, from Latin substitutio vulgaris, literally, ordinary substitution, as distinguished from substitutio pupillaris substitution of an heir in place of a minor who actually receives the testamentary gift but dies before reaching the age of majority]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.