Means Substitution

A theory positing that desperate people intent on committing suicide will simply will find another way by which to do it if a particular means is unavailable; it contrasts with the 'means restriction' argument, which holds that fewer people would commit suicide if the means by which to do so were not available
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Their vow led to the creation of a prayer group called the Badaliya, which means substitution in Arabic.
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