Re*place" (r?-pl?s"), v. t. [Pref. re- + place: cf. F. replacer.]
To place again; to restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.
The earl . . . was replaced in his government.
To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.
To supply or substitute an equivalent for; as, to replace a lost document.
With Israel, religion replaced morality.
To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfull the end or office of.
This duty of right intention does not replace or supersede the duty of consideration.
To put in a new or different place.
⇒ The propriety of the use of replace instead of displace, supersede, take the place of, as in the third and fourth definitions, is often disputed on account of etymological discrepancy; but the use has been sanctioned by the practice of careful writers.
Replaced crystal Crystallog., a crystal having one or more planes in the place of its edges or angles.
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