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Consentaneity noun Mutual agreement. [ R.]

Consentaneous adjective [ Latin consentaneus .] Consistent; agreeable; suitable; accordant to; harmonious; concurrent.

A good law and consentaneous to reason.
Howell.

-- Con`sen*ta"ne*ous*ly , adverb -- Con`sen*ta"ne*ous*ness , noun

Consentant adjective [ French, present participle of consentir .] Consenting. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Consenter adjective One who consents.

Consentient adjective [ Latin consentients , present participle See Consent .] Agreeing in mind; accordant.

The consentient judgment of the church.
Bp. Pearson.

Consentingly adverb With consent; in a compliant manner. Jer. Taylor.

Consequence noun [ Latin , consequentia : confer French conséquence . See Consequent .]
1. That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result.

Shun to taste,
And shun the bitter consequence .
Milton.

2. (Logic) A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference.

3. Chain of causes and effects; consecution.

Such fatal consequence unites us three.
Milton.

Link follows link by necessary consequence .
Coleridge.

4. Importance with respect to what comes after; power to influence or produce an effect; value; moment; rank; distinction.

It is a matter of small consequence .
Shak.

A sense of your own worth and consequence .
Cowper.

In consequence , hence; for this cause. -- In consequence of , by reason of; as the effect of.

Syn. -- Effect; result; end. See Effect .

Consequencing noun Drawing inference. [ R.] Milton.

Consequent adjective [ Latin consequens , -entis , present participle of consequi to follow; con- + sequi to follow : confer French conséquent . See Second , and confer Consecution .]
1. Following as a result, inference, or natural effect.

The right was consequent to, and built on, an act perfectly personal.
Locke.

2. (Logic) Following by necessary inference or rational deduction; as, a proposition consequent to other propositions.

Consequent points , Consequent poles (Magnetism) , a number of poles distributed under certain conditions, along the axis of a magnetized steel bar, which regularly has but the two poles at the extremities.

Consequent noun
1. That which follows, or results from, a cause; a result or natural effect.

They were ill-governed, which is always a consequent of ill payment.
Sir J. Davies.

2. (Logic) That which follows from propositions by rational deduction; that which is deduced from reasoning or argumentation; a conclusion, or inference.

3. (Math.) The second term of a ratio, as the term b in the ratio a:b , the first a , being the antecedent .

Consequential adjective
1. Following as a consequence, result, or logical inference; consequent.

All that is revealed in Scripture has a consequential necessity of being believed . . . because it is of divine authority.
Locke.

These kind of arguments . . . are highly consequential and concludent to my purpose.
Sir M. Hale.

2. Assuming or exhibiting an air of consequence; pretending to importance; pompous; self-important; as, a consequential man. See Consequence , noun , 4.

His stately and consequential pace.
Sir W. Scott.

Consequential damage (Law) (a) Damage so remote as not to be actionable (b) Damage which although remote is actionable. (c) Actionable damage, but not following as an immediate result of an act.

Consequentially adverb
1. With just deduction of consequence; with right connection of ideas; logically.

The faculty of writing consequentially .
Addison.

2. By remote consequence; not immediately; eventually; as, to do a thing consequentially . South.

3. In a regular series; in the order of cause and effect; with logical concatenation; consecutively; continuously.

4. With assumed importance; pompously.

Consequentialness noun The quality of being consequential.

Consequently adverb By consequence; by natural or logical sequence or connection.

Syn. -- See Accordingly .

Consertion noun [ Latin consertio , from conserere , -sertum to connect; con- + serere to join.] Junction; adaptation [ R.]

Consertion of design, how exquisite.
Young.

Conservable adjective [ Latin conservabilitis .] Capable of being preserved from decay or injury.

Conservancy noun Conservation, as from injury, defilement, or irregular use.

[ An act was] passed in 1866, for vesting in the Conservators of the River Thames the conservancy of the Thames and Isis.
Mozley & W.

Conservant adjective [ Latin conservans , present participle] Having the power or quality of conservation.

Conservation noun [ Latin conservatio : confer French conservation .] The act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping (of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation.

A step necessary for the conservation of Protestantism.
Hallam.

A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation .
Burke.

Conservation of areas (Astron.) , the principle that the radius vector drawn from a planet to the sun sweeps over equal areas in equal times. -- Conservation of energy , or Conservation of force (Mech.) , the principle that the total energy of any material system is a quantity which can neither be increased nor diminished by any action between the parts of the system, though it may be transformed into any of the forms of which energy is susceptible. Clerk Maxwell.

Conservational adjective Tending to conserve; preservative.

Conservatism noun [ For conservatism .] The disposition and tendency to preserve what is established; opposition to change; the habit of mind; or conduct, of a conservative.

Conservative adjective [ Confer French conservatif .]
1. Having power to preserve in a safe of entire state, or from loss, waste, or injury; preservative.

2. Tending or disposed to maintain existing institutions; opposed to change or innovation.

3. Of or pertaining to a political party which favors the conservation of existing institutions and forms of government, as the Conservative party in England; -- contradistinguished from Liberal and Radical .

We have always been conscientiously attached to what is called the Tory, and which might with more propriety be called the Conservative , party.
Quart. Rev. (1830).

Conservative system (Mech.) , a material system of such a nature that after the system has undergone any series of changes, and been brought back in any manner to its original state, the whole work done by external agents on the system is equal to the whole work done by the system overcoming external forces. Clerk Maxwell.

Conservative noun
1. One who, or that which, preserves from ruin, injury, innovation, or radical change; a preserver; a conserver.

The Holy Spirit is the great conservative of the new life.
Jer. Taylor.

2. One who desires to maintain existing institutions and customs; also, one who holds moderate opinions in politics; -- opposed to revolutionary or radical .

3. (Eng. Hist.) A member of the Conservative party.

Conservativeness adjective The quality of being conservative.

Conservatoire noun [ French] A public place of instruction in any special branch, esp. music and the arts. [ See Conservatory , 3].

Conservator noun [ Latin : confer French conservateur .]
1. One who preserves from injury or violation; a protector; a preserver.

The great Creator and Conservator of the world.
Derham.

2. (Law) (a) An officer who has charge of preserving the public peace, as a justice or sheriff. (b) One who has an official charge of preserving the rights and privileges of a city, corporation, community, or estate.

The lords of the secret council were likewise made conservators of the peace of the two kingdoms.
Clarendon.

The conservator of the estate of an idiot.
Bouvier.

Conservators of the River Thames , a board of commissioners instituted by Parliament to have the conservancy of the Thames.

Conservatory adjective [ Confer French conservatoire , Late Latin conservatorius .] Having the quality of preserving from loss, decay, or injury.

Conservatory noun [ Confer French conservatoire , Late Latin conservatorium .]
1. That which preserves from injury. [ Obsolete] "A conservatory of life." Jer. Taylor.

2. A place for preserving anything from loss, decay, waste, or injury; particulary, a greenhouse for preserving exotic or tender plants.

3. A public place of instruction, designed to preserve and perfect the knowledge of some branch of science or art, esp. music.

Conservatrix noun [ Latin ] A woman who preserves from loss, injury, etc.

Conserve transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Conserved ; present participle & verbal noun Conserving .] [ French conserver , Latin conservare ; con- + servare to keep, guard. See Serve .]
1. To keep in a safe or sound state; to save; to preserve; to protect.

The amity which . . . they meant to conserve and maintain with the emperor.
Strype.

2. To prepare with sugar, etc., for the purpose of preservation, as fruits, etc.; to make a conserve of.

Conserve noun [ French conserve , from conserver .]
1. Anything which is conserved; especially, a sweetmeat prepared with sugar; a confection.

I shall . . . study broths, plasters, and conserves , till from a fine lady I become a notable woman.
Tatler.

2. (Medicine) A medicinal confection made of freshly gathered vegetable substances mixed with finely powdered refined sugar. See Confection .

3. A conservatory. [ Obsolete] Evelyn.

Conserver noun One who conserves.

Consider (kŏn*sĭd"ẽr) transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Considered (-ẽrd); present participle & verbal noun Considering .] [ French considérer , Latin considerare , -sideratum , to consider, view attentively, probably from con- + sidus , sideris , star, constellation; orig., therefore, to look at the stars. See Sidereal , and confer Desire .]
1. To fix the mind on, with a view to a careful examination; to think on with care; to ponder; to study; to meditate on.

I will consider thy testimonies.
Ps. cxix. 95.

Thenceforth to speculations high or deep
I turned my thoughts, and with capacious mind
Considered all things visible.
Milton.

2. To look at attentively; to observe; to examine.

She considereth a field, and buyeth it.
Prov. xxxi. 16.

3. To have regard to; to take into view or account; to pay due attention to; to respect.

Consider , sir, the chance of war: the day
Was yours by accident.
Shak.

England could grow into a posture of being more united at home, and more considered abroad.
Sir W. Temple.

4. To estimate; to think; to regard; to view.

Considered as plays, his works are absurd.
Macaulay.

» The proper sense of consider is often blended with an idea of the result of considering ; as, "Blessed is he that considereth the poor." Ps. xli. 1. ; i.e. , considers with sympathy and pity. "Which [ services] if I have not enough considered ." Shak. ; i.e. , requited as the sufficient considering of them would suggest. " Consider him liberally." J. Hooker.

Syn. -- To ponder; weigh; revolve; study; reflect or meditate on; contemplate; examine. See Ponder .

Consider intransitive verb
1. To think seriously; to make examination; to reflect; to deliberate.

We will consider of your suit.
Shak.

'T were to consider too curiously, to consider so.
Shak.

She wished she had taken a moment to consider , before rushing down stairs.
W. Black

2. To hesitate. [ Poetic & R.] Dryden.

Considerable (kŏn*sĭd"ẽr*ȧ*b'l) adjective [ Confer French considérable .]
1. Worthy of consideration; requiring to be observed, borne in mind, or attended to.

It is considerable , that some urns have had inscriptions on them expressing that the lamps were burning.
Bp. Wilkins.

Eternity is infinitely the most considerable duration.
Tillotson.

2. Of some distinction; noteworthy; influential; respectable; -- said of persons.

You are, indeed, a very considerable man.
Junius.

3. Of importance or value.

In painting, not every action, nor every person, is considerable enough to enter into the cloth.
Dryden.

A considerable sum of money.
Prescott.

Considerableness noun Worthiness of consideration; dignity; value; size; amount.

Considerably adverb In a manner or to a degree not trifling or unimportant; greatly; much.

The breeds . . . differ considerably from each other.
Darwin.

Considerance noun [ Latin considerantia .] Act of considering; consideration. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Considerate (kŏn*sĭd"ẽr*at) adjective [ Latin consideratus , past participle ]
1. Given to consideration or to sober reflection; regardful of consequences or circumstances; circumspect; careful; esp. careful of the rights, claims, and feelings of others.

Of dauntless courage and considerate pride.
Milton.

Æneas is patient, considerate , and careful of his people.
Dryden.

The wisest and most considerate men in the world.
Sharp.

2. Having respect to; regardful. [ R.]

They may be . . . more considerate of praise.
Dr. H. More.

Syn. -- Thoughtful; reflective; careful; discreet; prudent; deliberate; serious. See Thoughtful .

-- Con*sid"er*ate*ly , adverb -- Con*sid"er*ate*ness , noun

Consideration (kŏn*sĭd`ẽr*ā"shŭn) noun [ Latin consideratio : confer French considération .]
1. The act or process of considering; continuous careful thought; examination; contemplation; deliberation; attention.

Let us think with consideration .
Sir P. Sidney.

Consideration , like an angel, came.
Shak.

2. Attentive respect; appreciative regard; -- used especially in diplomatic or stately correspondence.

The undersigned has the honor to repeat to Mr. Hulseman the assurance of his high consideration .
D. Webster.

The consideration with which he was treated.
Whewell.

3. Thoughtful or sympathetic regard or notice.

Consideration for the poor is a doctrine of the church.
Newman.

4. Claim to notice or regard; some degree of importance or consequence.

Lucan is the only author of consideration among the Latin poets who was not explained for . . . the Dauphin.
Addison.

5. The result of delibration, or of attention and examonation; matured opinion; a reflection; as, considerations on the choice of a profession.

6. That which is, or should be, taken into account as a ground of opinion or action; motive; reason.

He was obliged, antecedent to all other considerations , to search an asylum.
Dryden.

Some considerations which are necessary to the forming of a correct judgment.
Macaulay.

7. (Law) The cause which moves a contracting party to enter into an agreement; the material cause of a contract; the price of a stripulation; compensation; equivalent. Bouvier.

» Consideration is what is done, or promised to be done, in exchange for a promise, and "as a mere advantage to the promisor without detriment to the promisee would not avail, the proper test is detriment to the promisee." Wharton.

Considerative adjective Considerate; careful; thoughtful. [ Archaic]

I love to be considerative .
B. Jonson.

Considerator noun One who considers. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.

Considerer noun One who considers; a man of reflection; a thinker. Milton.

Consideringly adverb With consideration or deliberation.

Consign transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Consigned 3; present participle & verbal noun Consigning .] [ French consigner , Latin consignare , -signatu ,, to seal or sign; con- + signare , from signum mark. See Sign .]
1. To give, transfer, or deliver, in a formal manner, as if by signing over into the possession of another, or into a different state, with the sense of fixedness in that state, or permanence of possession; as, to consign the body to the grave.

At the day of general account, good men are to be consigned over to another state.
Atterbury.

2. To give in charge; to commit; to intrust.

Atrides, parting for the Trojan war,
Consigned the youthful consort to his care.
Pope.

The four evangelists consigned to writing that history.
Addison.

3. (Com.) To send or address (by bill of lading or otherwise) to an agent or correspondent in another place, to be cared for or sold, or for the use of such correspondent; as, to consign a cargo or a ship; to consign goods.

4. To assign; to devote; to set apart.

The French commander consigned it to the use for which it was intended by the donor.
Dryden.

5. To stamp or impress; to affect. [ Obsolete]

Consign my spirit with great fear.
Jer. Taylor.

Syn. -- To commit; deliver; intrust; resign. See Commit .

Consign intransitive verb
1. To submit; to surrender or yield one's self. [ Obsolete]

All lovers young, all lovers must
Consign to thee, and come to dust.
Shak.

2. To yield consent; to agree; to acquiesce. [ Obsolete]

Augment or alter . . .
And we'll consign thereto.
Shak.

Consignatary noun [ Confer Consignitary .] A consignee. [ Obsolete] Jenkins.

Consignation noun [ Latin consignatio written proof, document: confer French consignation comsignation.]
1. The act of consigning; the act of delivering or committing to another person, place, or state. [ Obsolete]

So is despair a certain consignation to eternal ruin.
Jer. Taylor.

2. The act of ratifying or establishing, as if by signing; confirmation; ratification.

A direct consignation of pardon.
Jer. Taylor.

3. A stamp; an indication; a sign. [ Obsolete]

The most certain consignations of an excellent virtue.
Jer. Taylor.

Consignatory noun [ Confer Consignitary .] One of several that jointly sign a written instrument, as a treaty. Fallows.

Consignature ; 135) noun Joint signature. [ R.] Colgrave.