Consistence

Definition of Consistence

Con`sist´ence
n.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.
- Bacon.
We are as water, weak, and of no consistence.
- Jer. Taylor.
The same form, substance, and consistency.
- T. Burnet.
2.A degree of firmness, density, viscosity, or spissitude; a measure of the ability to hold together when manipulated.
Let the expressed juices be boiled into the consistence of a sirup.
- Arbuthnot.
3.That which stands together as a united whole; a combination.
The church of God, as meaning the whole consistence of orders and members.
- Milton.
4.Firmness of constitution or character; substantiality; durability; persistency.
His friendship is of a noble make and a lasting consistency.
- South.
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 just.
- Addison.
Consistency, thou art a jewel.
- Popular Saying.

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