a. essential; not imaginary; actual or real
Although the delegates were aware of the importance of the problem, they could not agree on the substantive issues.
Sentence in Classic:
And between them there is this difference, that calumny needs neither witness, nor circumstantial proof to establish it, so that any man may be calumniated by any other; but not impeached; since impeachment demands that there be substantive charges made, and trustworthy evidence to support them.
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