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  • Included in Naves: No
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  • Included in Strongs: Yes
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Strongs Concordance:


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CONSIST, verb intransitive [Latin , to stand.]

1. To stand together; to be in a fixed or permanent state, as a body composed of parts in union or connection. Hence, to be; to exist; to subsist; to be supported and maintained.

He was before all things, and by him all things consist Colossians 1:17.

2. To stand or be; to lie; to be contained; followed by in.

The beauty of epistolary writing consists in case and freedom.

3. To be composed; followed by of.

A landscape should consist of a variety of scenery.

To consist together, to coexist; to have being concurrently.

Necessity and election cannot consist together in the same act.

To consist with, to agree; to be in accordance with; to be compatible.

Health consists with temperance alone.

Naves Topical Index

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. A standing together; a being fixed in union, as the parts of a body; that state of a body, in which its component parts remain fixed.

The CONSISTENCY of bodies is divers; dense, rare, tangible, pneumatical, volatile, etc.

2. A degree of density or spissitude, but indefinite.

Let the juices or liquor be boiled into the CONSISTENCY of syrup.

3. Substance; make; firmness of constitution; as, friendship of a lasting consistency; resolutions of durable consistence.

4. A standing together, as the parts of a system, or of conduct, etc.; agreement or harmony of all parts of a complex thing among themselves, or of the same thing with itself at different times; congruity; uniformity; as the CONSISTENCY of laws, regulations or judicial decisions; CONSISTENCY of opinion; CONSISTENCY of behavior or of character.

There is harmony and CONSISTENCY in all Gods works.

5. A standing; a state of rest, in which things capable of growth or decrease, remain for a time at a stand.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CONSISTENT, adjective [Latin See Consist.]

1. Fixed; firm; not fluid; as the consistent parts of a body, distinguished from the fluid.

2. Standing together or in agreement; compatible; congruous; uniform; not contradictory or opposed; as, two opinions or schemes are consistent; let a man be consistent with himself; the law is consistent with justice and policy.

So two consistent motions act the soul

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CONSISTENTLY, adverb In a consistent manner; in agreement; agreeably; as, to command confidence, a man must act consistently

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CONSISTORIAL, CONSISTORY, adjective [See Consistory.] Pertaining or relating to a consistory, or ecclesiastical court of an archbishop or bishop.

Every archbishop and bishop of a diocese hath a consistory court.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CONSISTORIAN, adjective Relating to an order of presbyterian assemblies.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CONSISTORY, noun [Latin See Consist.] Primarily, a place of meeting; a council-house, or place of justice. Hence,

1. A place of justice in the spiritual court, or the court itself; the court of every diocesan bishop, held in their cathedral churches, for the trial of ecclesiastical causes, arising within the diocese. The bishops chancellor or his commissary is the judge.

2. An assembly of prelates; the college of cardinals at Rome.

Pius was then hearing causes in consistory

3. A solemn assembly or council.

4. A place of residence. [Not used.]

5. In the Reformed churches, an assembly or council of ministers and elders.