consistent

consistent
a) of a regularly occurring, dependable nature

The consistent use of Chinglish in China can be very annoying, apart from some initial amusement.

b) Of a set of statements, such that no contradiction logically follows from them.

He is very consistent in his political choices: economy good or bad, he always votes Labour!

2. noun
a) Objects or facts that are coexistent, or in agreement with one another.

The Diurnal motion of the primum mobile, is it not from East to West? And the annual motion of the Sun through the Ecliptick, is it not on the contrary from West to East? How then can you make these motions being conferred on the Earth ... to become consistents?

b) In the history of the Eastern Orthodox Church, a kind of penitent who was allowed to assist at prayers, but could not be admitted to receive the holy sacrament.

The consistentes stand together with the faithful, and do not go out with the catechumens.


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