Consistence to Consonantly
(Con*sist"en*cy) (-sis"ten*sy), 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.
Water, being divided, maketh many circles, till it restore itself to the natural consistence.
We are as water, weak, and of no consistence.
The same form, substance, and consistency.
2. A degree of firmness, density, or spissitude.
Let the expressed juices be boiled into the consistence of a sirup.
3. That which stands together as a united whole; a combination.
The church of God, as meaning the whole consistence of orders and members.
4. Firmness of constitution or character; substantiality; durability; persistency.
His friendship is of a noble make and a lasting consistency.
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.
That consistency of behavior whereby he inflexibly pursues those measures which appear the most
Consistency, thou art a jewel.
(Con*sist"ent) a. [L. consistens, p. pr.: cf. F. consistant.]
1. Possessing firmness or fixedness; firm; hard; solid.
The humoral and consistent parts of the body.
2. Having agreement with itself or with something else; having harmony among its parts; possesing unity; accordant; harmonious; congruous; compatible; uniform; not
Show me one that has it in his power
To act consistent with himself an hour.
With reference to such a lord, to serve and to be free are terms not consistent only, but equivalent.
3. Living or acting in conformity with one's belief or professions.
It was utterly to be at once a consistent Quaker and a conspirator.
(Con*sist"ent*ly), adv. In a consistent manner.
(Con`sis*to"ri*al) a. [Cf. F. consistorial.] Of or pertaining to a consistory. "Consistorial
laws." Hooker. "Consistorial courts." Bp. Hoadley.
(Con`sis*to"rian) a. Pertaining to a Presbyterian consistory; a contemptuous term of
17th century controversy.
You fall next on the consistorian schismatics; for so you call Presbyterians.