Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Consubstantiality noun [ Confer French consubstantialité .] Participation of the same nature; coexistence in the same substance. "His [ the Son's] . . . consubstantiality with the Father." Hammend.

Consubstantially adverb In a consubstantial manner; with identity of substance or nature.

Consubstantiate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Consubstantiated ; present participle & verbal noun Consubstantiating .] To cause to unite, or to regard as united, in one common substance or nature. [ R.]

His soul must be consubstantiated with reason.
Jer. Taylor.

Consubstantiate intransitive verb To profess or belive the doctrine of consubstantion.

The consubstantiating church and priest.

Consubstantiate adjective Partaking of the same substance; united; consubstantial.

We must love her [ the wife] that is thus consubstantiate with us.

Consubstantiation noun
1. An identity or union of substance.

2. (Theol.) The actual, substantial presence of the body of Christ with the bread and wine of the sacrament of the Lord's Supper; impanation; -- opposed to transubstantiation .

» This view, held by Luther himself, was called consubstantiation by non Lutheran writers in contradistinction to transsubstantiation, the Catholic view.

Consuetude noun [ Latin consuetudo . See Custom .] Custom, habit; usage. [ R.]

To observe this consuetude or law.
Barnes .

Consuetudinal adjective [ Late Latin consuetudinalis .] According to custom; customary; usual. [ R.]

Consuetudinary adjective [ Late Latin consuetudinarius .] Customary.

Consuetudinary noun ; plural Consuetudinaries A manual or ritual of customary devotional exercises.

Consul (kŏn"sŭl) noun [ Latin , probably from consulere to deliberate. See Consult .]
1. (Rom. Antiq.) One of the two chief magistrates of the republic.

» They were chosen annually, originally from the patricians only, but later from the plebeians also.

2. A senator; a counselor. [ Obsolete]

Many of the consuls , raised and met,
Are at the duke's already.

With kings and consuls of the earth.
Job. iii. 14 (Douay Ver. )

3. (Fr. Hist.) One of the three chief magistrates of France from 1799 to 1804, who were called, respectively, first, second, and third consul.

4. An official commissioned to reside in some foreign country, to care for the commercial interests of the citizens of the appointing government, and to protect its seamen.

Consul general , a consul of the first rank, stationed in an important place, or having jurisdiction in several places or over several consuls. -- Vice consul , a consular officer holding the place of a consul during the consul's absence or after he has been relieved.

Consulage noun (Com.) A duty or tax paid by merchants for the protection of their commerce by means of a consul in a foreign place.

Consular adjective [ Latin consularis ; confer French consulaire .] Of or pertaining to a consul; performing the duties of a consul; as, consular power; consular dignity; consular officers.

Consulary adjective Consular. [ Obsolete] Holland.

Consulate noun [ Latin consulatus : confer French consulat .]
1. The office of a consul. Addison.

2. The jurisdiction or residence of a consul. Kent.

3. Consular government; term of office of a consul.

Consulship noun
1. The office of a consul; consulate.

2. The term of office of a consul.

Consult (kŏn*sŭlt") intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Consulted ; present participle & verbal noun Consulting .] [ Latin consultare , from consulere to consult: confer f. consulter . Confer Counsel .] To seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to deliberate together; to confer.

Let us consult upon to-morrow's business.

All the laws of England have been made by the kings England, consulting with the nobility and commons.

Consult transitive verb
1. To ask advice of; to seek the opinion of; to apply to for information or instruction; to refer to; as, to consult a physician; to consult a dictionary.

Men forgot, or feared, to consult nature . . . ; they were content to consult libraries.

2. To have reference to, in judging or acting; to have regard to; to consider; as, to consult one's wishes.

We are . . . to consult the necessities of life, rather than matters of ornament and delight.

3. To deliberate upon; to take for. [ Obsolete]

Manythings were there consulted for the future, yet nothing was positively resolved.

4. To bring about by counsel or contrivance; to devise; to contrive. [ Obsolete]

Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people.
Hab. ii. 10.

Consult (kŏn*sŭlt" or kŏn"sŭlt) noun
1. The act of consulting or deliberating; consultation; also, the result of consulation; determination; decision. [ Obsolete]

The council broke;
And all grave consults dissolved in smoke.

2. A council; a meeting for consultation. [ Obsolete] "A consult of coquettes." Swift.

3. Agreement; concert [ Obsolete] Dryden.

Consultary (kŏn*sŭlt"ȧ*rȳ) adjective Formed by consultation; resulting from conference.

Consultary response (Law) , the opinion of a court on a special case. Wharton.

Consultation noun [ Latin consultatio : confer French consultation .]
1. The act of consulting or conferring; deliberation of two or more persons on some matter, with a view to a decision.

Thus they doubtful consultations dark

2. A council or conference, as of physicians, held to consider a special case, or of lawyers restained in a cause.

Writ of consultation (Law) , a writ by which a cause, improperly removed by prohibition from one court to another, is returned to the court from which it came; -- so called because the judges, on consultation , find the prohibition ill-founded.

Consultative (kŏn*sŭlt"ȧ*tĭv) adjective Pertaining to consultation; having the privilege or right of conference. "A consultative . . . power." Abp. Bramhall.

Consultatory (kŏn*sŭlt"ȧ*to*rȳ) adjective Formed by, or resulting from, consultation; advisory. Bancroft.

Consulter (kŏn*sŭlt"ẽr) noun One who consults, or asks counsel or information.

Consulting adjective That consults.

Consulting physician (Medicine) , a physician who consults with the attending practitioner regarding any case of disease.

Consultive (kŏn*sŭlt"ĭv) adjective Determined by, or pertaining to, consultation; deliberate; consultative.

He that remains in the grace of God sins not by any deliberative, consultive , knowing act.
Jer. Taylor.

Consumable (kŏn*sūm"ȧ*b'l) adjective Capable of being consumed; that may be destroyed, dissipated, wasted, or spent. " Consumable commodities." Locke.

Consume (kŏn*sūm") transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Consumed (- sūmd"); present participle & verbal noun Consuming .] [ Latin consumere to take wholly or completely, to consume; con- + sumere to take; sub + emere to buy. See Redeem .] To destroy, as by decomposition, dissipation, waste, or fire; to use up; to expend; to waste; to burn up; to eat up; to devour.

If he were putting to my house the brand
That shall consume it.

Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume .
Matt. vi. 20 (Rev. Ver.).

Let me alone . . . that I may consume them.
Ex. xxxii. 10.

Syn. -- To destroy; swallow up; ingulf; absorb; waste; exhaust; spend; expend; squander; lavish; dissipate.

Consume (kŏn*sūm") intransitive verb To waste away slowly.

Therefore, let Benedick, like covered fire,
Consume away in sighs.

Consumedly adverb Excessively. [ Low]

He's so consumedly proud of it.

Consumer (-ẽr) noun One who, or that which, consumes; as, the consumer of food.

Consumer's goods (Polit. Econ.) Economic goods that directly satisfy human wants or desires, such as food, clothes, pictures, etc.; -- called also consumption goods , or goods of the first order , and opposed to producer's goods .

Consumer's surplus (Polit. econ.) The excess that a purchaser would be willing to pay for a commodity over that he does pay, rather than go without the commodity; -- called also consumer's rent .

The price which a person pays for a thing can never exceed, and seldom comes up to, that which he would be willing to pay rather than go without it. . . . The excess of the price which he would be willing to pay rather than go without it, over that which he actually does pay, is the economic measure of this surplus satisfaction. It has some analogies to a rent; but is perhaps best called simply consumer's surplus .
Alfred Marshall.

Consumingly adverb In a consuming manner.

Consummate (-sŭm"mat) adjective [ Latin consummatus , past participle or consummare to accomplish, sum up; con- + summa sum. See Sum .] Carried to the utmost extent or degree; of the highest quality; complete; perfect. "A man of perfect and consummate virtue." Addison.

The little band held the post with consummate tenacity.

Consummate (kŏn"sŭm*māt or kŏn*sŭm"māt; 277) transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Consummated (-mā`tĕd); present participle & verbal noun Consummating (-mā`tĭng).] To bring to completion; to raise to the highest point or degree; to complete; to finish; to perfect; to achieve.

To consummate this business happily.

Consummately adverb In a consummate manner; completely. T. Warton.

Consummation (kŏn`sŭm*mā"shŭn) noun [ Latin consummatio .] The act of consummating, or the state of being consummated; completion; perfection; termination; end (as of the world or of life).

"'T is a consummation
Devoutly to be wished.

From its original to its consummation .

Quiet consummation have,
And renownéd be thy grave.

Consummation of marriage , completion of the connubial relation by actual cohabition.

Consummative adjective Serving to consummate; completing. "The final, the consummative procedure of philosophy." Sir W. Hamilton.

Consumption noun [ Latin consumptio : confer French consomption .]
1. The act or process of consuming by use, waste, etc.; decay; destruction.

Every new advance of the price to the consumer is a new incentive to him to retrench the quality of his consumption .

2. The state or process of being consumed, wasted, or diminished; waste; diminution; loss; decay.

3. (Medicine) A progressive wasting away of the body; esp., that form of wasting, attendant upon pulmonary phthisis and associated with cough, spitting of blood, hectic fever, etc.; pulmonary phthisis; -- called also pulmonary consumption .

Consumption of the bowels (Medicine) , inflammation and ulceration of the intestines from tubercular disease.

Syn. -- Decline; waste; decay. See Decline .

Consumptive adjective [ Confer French consomptif .]
1. Of or pertaining to consumption; having the quality of consuming, or dissipating; destructive; wasting.

It [ prayer] is not consumptive or our time.

A long consumptive war.

2. (Medicine) Affected with, or inclined to, consumption.

The lean, consumptive wench, with coughs decayed.

Consumptive noun One affected with consumption; as, a resort for consumptives .

Consumptively adverb In a way tending to or indication consumption. Beddoes.

Consumptiveness noun A state of being consumptive, or a tendency to a consumption.

Contabescent adjective [ Latin contabescenc , present participle of contabescere .] Wasting away gradually. Darwin.

-- Con*ta*bes"cence noun

Contact (kŏn"tăkt) noun [ Latin contactus , from contingere , -tactum , to touch on all sides. See Contingent .]
1. A close union or junction of bodies; a touching or meeting.

2. (Geom.) The property of two curves, or surfaces, which meet, and at the point of meeting have a common direction.

3. (Mining) The plane between two adjacent bodies of dissimilar rock. Raymond.

Contact level , a delicate level so pivoted as to tilt when two parts of a measuring apparatus come into contact with each other; -- used in precise determinations of lengths and in the accurate graduation of instruments.

Contaction (-tăk"shŭn) noun Act of touching. [ Obsolete]

Contagion (-tā"jŭn) noun [ Latin contagio : confer French contagion . See Contact .]
1. (Medicine) The transmission of a disease from one person to another, by direct or indirect contact.

» The term has been applied by some to the action of miasmata arising from dead animal or vegetable matter, bogs, fens, etc., but in this sense it is now abandoned. Dunglison.

And will he steal out of his wholesome bed
To dare the vile contagion of the night?

2. That which serves as a medium or agency to transmit disease; a virus produced by, or exhalation proceeding from, a diseased person, and capable of reproducing the disease.

3. The act or means of communicating any influence to the mind or heart; as, the contagion of enthusiasm. "The contagion of example." Eikon Basilike.

When lust . . .
Lets in defilement to the inward parts,
The soul grows clotted by contagion .

4. Venom; poison. [ Obsolete] "I'll touch my point with this contagion ." Shak.

Syn. -- See Infection .

Contagioned adjective Affected by contagion.

Contagionist noun One who believes in the contagious character of certain diseases, as of yellow fever.