to take the place of (another), as through force, scheming, strategy, or the like.
to replace (one thing) by something else.
- sup·plan·ta·tion [suhp-luhn-tey-shuhn], /ˌsʌp lənˈteɪ ʃən/, noun
- sup·plant·er, noun
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How to use supplant in a sentence
One of these illustrates the expiring episcopal jurisdiction over heresy and its supplantation by the Inquisition.A History of The Inquisition of Spain; vol. 2, | Henry Charles Lea
British Dictionary definitions for supplant
(tr) to take the place of, often by trickery or force: he easily supplanted his rival
- supplantation (ˌsʌplɑːnˈteɪʃən), noun
- supplanter, noun
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