Definition of pupillary substitution in English:

pupillary substitution


(also substitution pupillary)
historical Law Scots Law
  • Nomination of a substitute to take the place of someone who dies before inheriting, or succeeds as heir but then dies before attaining puberty.


Mid 17th century. After classical Latin substitūtiō pūpillāris; compare Spanish sustitución pupilar, French substitution pupillaire.