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Consigne noun [ French] (Mil.) (a) A countersign; a watchword. (b) One who is orders to keep within certain limits.

Consignee noun [ French consign... , past participle of consigner .] The person to whom goods or other things are consigned; a factor; -- correlative to consignor .

Consigner and consignee are used by merchants to express generally the shipper of merchandise, and the person to whom it is addressed, by bill of lading or otherwise.
De Colange.

Consigner noun One who consigns. See Consignor .

Consignificant adjective Having joint or equal signification; synonymous. [ R.] Spelman.

Consignification noun Joint signification. [ R.]

Consignificative adjective Consignificant; jointly significate. [ R.]

Consignify transitive verb [ Prefix con- + sognify .] To signify or denote in combination with something else.

The cipher . . . only serves to connote and consignify , and to change the value or the figures.
Horne Tooke.

Consignment noun
1. The act of consigning; consignation.

2. (Com.) The act of consigning or sending property to an agent or correspondent in another place, as for care, sale, etc.

3. (Com.) That which is consigned; the goods or commodities sent or addressed to a consignee at one time or by one conveyance.

To increase your consignments of this valuable branch of national commerce.

4. The writing by which anything is consigned.

Consignor noun One who consigns something to another; -- opposed to consignee . [ Written also consigner .]

Consilience noun [ con- + salire to leap.] Act of concurring; coincidence; concurrence.

The consilience of inductions takes place when one class of facts coincides with an induction obtained from another different class.

Consimilitude, Consimility noun [ Confer French consimilitude . See Similitude .] Common resemblance. [ Obsolete] Aubrey.

Consist (kŏn*sĭst") intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Consisted ; present participle & verbal noun Consisting .] [ Latin consistere to stand still or firm; con- + sistere to stand, cause to stand, stare to stand: confer French consister . See Stand .]
1. To stand firm; to be in a fixed or permanent state, as a body composed of parts in union or connection; to hold together; to be; to exist; to subsist; to be supported and maintained.

He is before all things, and by him all things consist .
Col. i. 17.

2. To be composed or made up; -- followed by of .

The land would consist of plains and valleys.
T. Burnet.

3. To have as its substance or character, or as its foundation; to be; -- followed by in .

If their purgation did consist in words.

A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth .
Luke xii. 15.

4. To be consistent or harmonious; to be in accordance; -- formerly used absolutely, now followed by with .

This was a consisting story.
Bp. Burnet.

Health consists with temperance alone.

For orders and degrees
Jar not with liberty, but well consist .

5. To insist; -- followed by on . [ Obsolete] Shak.

Syn. -- To Consist , Consist of , Consist in . The verb consist is employed chiefly for two purposes, which are marked and distinguished by the prepositions used. When we wish to indicate the parts which unite to compose a thing, we use of ; as when we say, "Macaulay's Miscellanies consist chiefly of articles which were first published in the Edinburgh Review." When we wish to indicate the true nature of a thing, or that on which it depends, we use in ; as, "There are some artists whose skill consists in a certain manner which they have affected." "Our safety consists in a strict adherence to duty."

Consistence (kŏn*sĭs"t e ns), Con*sist"en*cy (-sĭs"t e n*sȳ) , noun [ Confer French 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 .
Jer. Taylor.

The same form, substance, and consistency .
T. Burnet.

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 just.

Consistency , thou art a jewel.
Popular Saying.

Consistent adjective [ Latin consistens , present participle: confer French 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 contradictory.

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.

Consistently adverb In a consistent manner.

Consistorial adjective [ Confer French consistorial .] Of or pertaining to a consistory. " Consistorial laws." Hooker. " Consistorial courts." Bp. Hoadley.

Consistorian adjective Pertaining to a Presbyterian consistory; -- a contemptuous term of 17th century controversy.

You fall next on the consistorian schismatics; for so you call Presbyterians.

Consistory (? or ?; 277) noun ; plural Consistories . [ Latin consistorium a place of assembly, the place where the emperor's council met, from consistere : confer French consistoire , Italian consistorio . See Consist .]
1. Primarily, a place of standing or staying together; hence, any solemn assembly or council.

To council summons all his mighty peers,
Within thick clouds and dark tenfold involved,
A gloomy consistory .

2. (Eng. Ch.) The spiritual court of a diocesan bishop held before his chancellor or commissioner in his cathedral church or elsewhere. Hook.

3. (R. C. Ch.) An assembly of prelates; a session of the college of cardinals at Rome.

Pius was then hearing of causes in consistory .

4. A church tribunal or governing body.

» In some churches, as the Dutch Reformed in America, a consistory is composed of the minister and elders of an individual church, corresponding to a Presbyterian church session, and in others, as the Reformed church in France, it is composed of ministers and elders, corresponding to a presbytery. In some Lutheran countries it is a body of clerical and lay officers appointed by the sovereign to superintend ecclesiastical affairs.

5. A civil court of justice. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Consistory adjective Of the nature of, or pertaining to, a consistory. "To hold consistory session." Strype.

Consociate noun [ Latin consociatus , past participle of consociare to associate, unite; con- + sociare to join, unite. See Social .] An associate; an accomplice. [ Archaic] "Wicked consociates ." Bp. Hall.

Consociate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Consociated ; present participle & verbal noun Consociating .]
1. To bring into alliance, confederacy, or relationship; to bring together; to join; to unite. [ R.]

Join pole to pole, consociate severed worlds.

2. To unite in an ecclesiastical consociation. [ U.S.]

Consociate intransitive verb
1. To be allied, confederated, or associated; to coalescence. [ R.] Bentley.

2. To form an ecclesiastical consociation. [ U.S.]

Consociation noun [ Latin consociatio .]
1. Intimate union; fellowship; alliance; companionship; confederation; association; intimacy.

A friendly consociation with your kindred elements.

2. A voluntary and permanent council or union of neighboring Congregational churches, for mutual advice and coöperation in ecclesiastical matters; a meeting of pastors and delegates from churches thus united.

» In Connecticut some of the Congregational churhes are associated in consociations and the others in conferences.

Consociational adjective Of or pertaining to a consociation. [ U.S.]

Consol noun A consolidated annuity (see Consols ); -- chiefly in combination or attributively.

Consolable adjective [ Latin consolabilis : confer French consolable .] Capable of receiving consolation.

Consolate transitive verb [ Latin consolatus , past participle See Console , transitive verb ] To console; to comfort. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Consolation noun [ Latin consolatio : confer French consolation .] The act of consoling; the state of being consoled; allevation of misery or distress of mind; refreshment of spirit; comfort; that which consoles or comforts the spirit.

Against such cruelties
With inward consolations recompensed.

Are the consolations of God small with thee?
Job xv. 11.

Syn. -- Comfort; solace; allevation. See Comfort .

Consolation game, match pot race etc. A game, match, etc., open only to losers in early stages of contests.

Consolato del mare [ Italian , the consulate of the sea.] A collection of maritime laws of disputed origin, supposed to have been first published at Barcelona early in the 14th century. It has formed the basis of most of the subsequent collections of maritime laws. Kent. Bouvier.

Consolator noun [ Latin ] One who consoles or comforts. Johnson.

Consolatory adjective [ Latin consolatorius .] Of a consoling or comforting nature.

The punishment of tyrants is a noble and awful act of justice; and it has with truth been said to be consolatory to the human mind.

Consolatory noun That which consoles; a speech or writing intended for consolation. [ R.] Milton.

Console transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Consoled ; present participle & verbal noun Consoling .] [ Latin consolari ,. past participle consolatus ; con- + solari to console, comfort: confer French consoler . See Solace .] To cheer in distress or depression; to alleviate the grief and raise the spirits of; to relieve; to comfort; to soothe.

And empty heads console with empty sound.

I am much consoled by the reflection that the religion of Christ has been attacked in vain by all the wits and philosophers, and its triumph has been complete.
P. Henry.

Syn. -- To comfort; solace; soothe; cheer; sustain; encourage; support. See Comfort .

Console noun [ French] (Architecture) (a) A bracket whose projection is not more than half its height. (b) Any small bracket; also, a console table.

Console table , a table whose top is supported by two or more consoles instead of legs.

Consoler noun One who gives consolation.

Consolidant adjective [ Latin consolidans , present participle of consolidare : confer French consolidant .] Serving to unite or consolidate; having the quality of consolidating or making firm.

Consolidate adjective [ Latin consolidatus , present participle of consolidare to make firm; con- + solidare to make firm; solidus solid. See Solid , and confer Consound .] Formed into a solid mass; made firm; consolidated. [ R.]

A gentleman [ should learn to ride] while he is tender and the brawns and sinews of his thighs not fully consolidate .

Consolidate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Consolidated ; present participle & verbal noun Consolidating .]
1. To make solid; to unite or press together into a compact mass; to harden or make dense and firm.

He fixed and consolidated the earth.
T. Burnet.

2. To unite, as various particulars, into one mass or body; to bring together in close union; to combine; as, to consolidate the armies of the republic.

Consolidating numbers into unity.

3. (Surg.) To unite by means of applications, as the parts of a broken bone, or the lips of a wound. [ R.]

Syn. -- To unite; combine; harden; compact; condense; compress.

Consolidate intransitive verb To grow firm and hard; to unite and become solid; as, moist clay consolidates by drying.

In hurts and ulcers of the head, dryness maketh them more apt to consolidate .

Consolidated past participle & adjective
1. Made solid, hard, or compact; united; joined; solidified.

The Aggregate Fund . . . consisted of a great variety of taxes and surpluses of taxes and duties which were [ in 1715] consolidated .

A mass of partially consolidated mud.

2. (Botany) Having a small surface in proportion to bulk, as in the cactus.

Consolidated plants are evidently adapted and designed for very dry regions; in such only they are found.

The Consolidated Fund , a British fund formed by consolidating (in 1787) three public funds (the Aggregate Fund, the General Fund, and the South Sea Fund). In 1816, the larger part of the revenues of Great Britian and Ireland was assigned to what has been known as the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom , out of which are paid the interest of the national debt, the salaries of the civil list, etc.

Consolidation noun [ Latin consolidatio a confirming: confer French consolidation .]
1. The act or process of consolidating, making firm, or uniting; the state of being consolidated; solidification; combination.

The consolidation of the marble and of the stone did not fall out at random.

The consolidation of the great European monarchies.

2. (Botany) To organic cohesion of different circled in a flower; adnation.

3. (Law) The combination of several actions into one.

Consolidative adjective [ Confer French consolidatif .] Tending or having power to consolidate; healing.

Consoling adjective Adapted to console or comfort; cheering; as, this is consoling news.

Consols noun plural [ A contraction of consol idated (annuities).] The leading British funded government security.

» A considerable part of the public debt of Great Britian, which had been contracted in the form of annuities yielding various rates of interest, was, in 1757, consolidated into one fund at 3 per cent interest, the account of which is kept at the Bank of England. This debt has been diminished and increased at different times, and now constitutes somewhat more than half of the entire national debt. The stocks are transferable, and Their value in the market constantly fluctuates; the price at any time being regarded as a gauge of the national prosperity and public confidence.

Consommé noun [ French, lit. past participle of consommer to finish.] (Cookery) A clear soup or bouillion boiled down so as to be very rich.

Consonance, Consonancy noun [ Latin consonantia : confer French consonnance .]
1. (Mus.) Accord or agreement of sounds produced simultaneously, as a note with its third, fifth, and eighth.

2. Agreement or congruity; harmony; accord; consistency; suitableness.

The perfect consonancy of our persecuted church to the doctrines of Scripture and antiquity.

The optic nerve responds to the waves with which it is in consonance .

3. Friendship; concord. [ Obsolete]

By the consonancy of our youth.

Syn. -- Agreement; accord; consistency; unison; harmony; congruity; suitableness; agreeableness.

Consonant adjective [ Latin consonans , -antis ; present participle of consonare to sound at the same time, agree; con- + sonare to sound: confer French consonnant . See Sound to make a noise.]
1. Having agreement; congruous; consistent; according; -- usually followed by with or to .

Each one pretends that his opinion . . . is consonant to the words there used.
Bp. Beveridge.

That where much is given there shall be much required is a thing consonant with natural equity.
Dr. H. More.

2. Having like sounds.

Consonant words and syllables.

3. (Mus.) harmonizing together; accordant; as, consonant tones, consonant chords.

4. Of or pertaining to consonants; made up of, or containing many, consonants.

No Russian whose dissonant consonant name
Almost shatters to fragments the trumpet of fame.
T. Moore.

Consonant noun [ Latin consonans , -antis .] An articulate sound which in utterance is usually combined and sounded with an open sound called a vowel; a member of the spoken alphabet other than a vowel; also, a letter or character representing such a sound.

Consonants are divided into various classes, as mutes, spirants, sibilants, nasals, semivowels, etc. All of them are sounds uttered through a closer position of the organs than that of a vowel proper, although the most open of them, as the semivowels and nasals, are capable of being used as if vowels, and forming syllables with other closer consonants, as in the English feeble (-b'l), taken (-k'n). All the consonants excepting the mutes may be indefinitely, prolonged in utterance without the help of a vowel, and even the mutes may be produced with an aspirate instead of a vocal explosion. Vowels and consonants may be regarded as the two poles in the scale of sounds produced by gradual approximation of the organ, of speech from the most open to the closest positions, the vowel being more open, the consonant closer; but there is a territory between them where the sounds produced partake of the qualities of both.

» "A consonant is the result of audible friction, squeezing, or stopping of the breath in some part of the mouth (or occasionally of the throath.) The main distinction between vowels and consonants is, that while in the former the mouth configuration merely modifies the vocalized breath, which is therefore an essential element of the vowels, in consonants the narrowing or stopping of the oral passage is the foundation of the sound, and the state of the glottis is something secondary." H. Sweet.

Consonantal adjective Of the nature of a consonant; pertaining to consonants.