consistence c.1600, "state of standing still; firmness," from M.Fr. consistence (Mod.Fr. consistance) "a standing fast," from M.L. consistentia, from L. consistentem (nom. consistens), prp. of consistere (see CONSIST (Cf. consist)). Meaning "coherence, solidity" is recorded from 1620s.

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