- Refer to an event or occurrence that happens in a switch between two or more events or changes
- Suggests a choice between two or more possibilities or options
- Can be depicted as someone or something that can replace or stand in for another person or thing
- The judge decided to find an alternate for the absent juror.
- The accused had the alternate of pleading guilty or going to trial.
- Due to his misconduct, the law firm had to find an alternate for the attorney.