- Consistence Con*sist"ence, Consistency Con*sist"en*cy, n.
[Cf. F. consistance.]
1. The condition of standing or adhering together, or being
fixed in union, as the parts of a body; existence;
firmness; coherence; solidity.
We are as water, weak, and of no consistence. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
The same form, substance, and consistency. --T. Burnet. [1913 Webster]
Syn: body. [1913 Webster]
Let the expressed juices be boiled into the consistence of a sirup. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]
The church of God, as meaning the whole consistence of orders and members. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
5. Agreement or harmony of all parts of a complex thing among themselves, or of the same thing with itself at different times; the harmony of conduct with profession; congruity; correspondence; as, the consistency of laws, regulations, or judicial decisions; consistency of opinions; consistency of conduct or of character. [1913 Webster]
Consistency, thou art a jewel. --Popular Saying. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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