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CONNUBIAL, kon-[=u]'bi-al, _adj._ pertaining to marriage or to the marriage state: nuptial.--_n._ CONNUBIAL'ITY.--_adv._ CONN[=U]'BIALLY. [L. _con_, and _nub[)e]re_, to marry. See NUPTIAL.]

CONNUMERATE, kon-n[=u]'me-r[=a]t, _v.t._ to count conjointly.--_n._ CONNUMER[=A]'TION.

CONNUSANCE, kon'[=u]-sans, _n._ an obs. form of COGNISANCE.

CONOID, k[=o]n'oid, _n._ anything like a cone in form.--_adjs._ CONOID'IC, -AL, CON'OID, CONOID'AL. [Gr. _k[=o]nos_, a cone, _eidos_, form.]

CO-NOMINEE, k[=o]-nom-i-n[=e]', _n._ a joint-nominee.

CONQUADRATE, kon-kwod'r[=a]t, _v.t._ to square with another.

CONQUASSATE, kon-kwas'[=a]t, _v.t._ to shake.

CONQUER, kong'k[.e]r, _v.t._ to gain by force or with an effort: to overcome or vanquish.--_v.i._ to be victor.--_adj._ CON'QUERABLE, that may be conquered.--_n._ CON'QUERABLENESS.--_adj._ CON'QUERING, victorious.--_adv._ CON'QUERINGLY.--_ns._ CON'QUEROR, one who conquers: a victor:--_fem._ CON'QUERESS; CON'QUEST, the act of conquering: that which is conquered or acquired by physical or moral force: the act of gaining the affections of another.--MAKE A CONQUEST, to conquer.--THE CONQUEROR, William I. of England (L. CONQUES'TOR); THE CONQUEST, the acquisition of the throne of England by William, Duke of Normandy, in 1066. [O. Fr.

_conquerre_--L. _conquir[)e]re_,--_con_, inten., _quaer[)e]re_, to seek.]

CONQUISTADOR, kong-kwis'ta-d[=o]r, _n._ a conqueror, applied to the conquerors of Mexico and Peru. [Sp.,--L. _conquir[)e]re_. See CONQUER.]

CONSANGUINE, kon-sang'gwin, _adj._ related by blood: of the same family or descent--also CONSANGUIN'EOUS.--_n._ CONSANGUIN'ITY, relationship by blood: opposed to affinity or relationship by marriage. [L.

_consanguineus_--_con_, with, _sanguis_, blood.]

CONSCIENCE, kon'shens, _n._ the knowledge of our own acts and feelings as right or wrong: sense of duty: scrupulousness: (_Shak._) understanding: the faculty or principle by which we distinguish right from wrong.--_adjs._ CON'SCIENCE-PROOF, unvisited by any compunctions of conscience; CON'SCIENCE-SMIT'TEN, stung by conscience; CONSCIEN'TIOUS, regulated by a regard to conscience: scrupulous.--_adv._ CONSCIEN'TIOUSLY.--_n._ CONSCIEN'TIOUSNESS.--_adj._ CON'SCIONABLE, governed or regulated by conscience.--_n._ CON'SCIONABLENESS.--_adv._ CON'SCIONABLY.--CONSCIENCE CLAUSE, a clause in a law, affecting religious matters, to relieve persons of conscientious scruples, esp. one to prevent their children being compelled to undergo particular religious instruction; CONSCIENCE MONEY, money given to relieve the conscience, by discharging a claim previously evaded; CASE OF CONSCIENCE, a question in casuistry.--GOOD, or BAD, CONSCIENCE, an approving or reproving conscience.--IN ALL CONSCIENCE, certainly: (_coll._) by all that is right and fair.--MAKE A MATTER OF CONSCIENCE, to act according to conscience: to have scruples about.--MY CONSCIENCE! a vulgar exclamation of astonishment, or an asseveration.--SPEAK ONE'S CONSCIENCE (_Shak._), to speak frankly: to give one's opinion. [Fr.,--L. _conscientia_, knowledge--_consc[=i]re_, to know well--_con_, and _sc[=i]re_, to know.]

CONSCIOUS, kon'shus, _adj._ having the feeling or internal knowledge of something: aware: having the faculty of consciousness.--_adv._ CON'SCIOUSLY.--_n._ CON'SCIOUSNESS, the waking state of the mind: the knowledge which the mind has of its own acts and feelings: thought. [L.

_conscius_--_consc[=i]re_, to know.]

CONSCRIBE, kon-'skr[=i]b', _v.t._ to enlist by conscription.--_adj._ CON'SCRIPT, enrolled, registered.--_n._ one enrolled and liable to serve as a soldier or sailor.--_v.t._ to enlist.--_n._ CONSCRIP'TION, a compulsory enrolment for naval or military service: the obtaining recruits by compulsion.--_adj._ CONSCRIP'TIONAL.--CONSCRIPT FATHERS (_patres conscripti_), the senators of ancient Rome. [L. _conscrib[)e]re_, to enrol--_con_, together, _scrib[)e]re_, to write.]

CONSECRATE, kon'se-kr[=a]t, _v.t._ to set apart for a holy use: to render holy or venerable; to hallow; to devote.--_adj._ consecrated: devoted: sanctified.--_ns._ CON'SECRATEDNESS; CONSECR[=A]'TION, the act of devoting to a sacred use; CON'SECRATOR.--_adj._ CON'SECRATORY, making sacred. [L.

_consecr[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_, to make wholly sacred--_con_, and _sacr[=a]re_, to set apart as sacred--_sacer_, sacred.]

CONSECTANEOUS, kon-sek-t[=a]'n[=e]-us, _adj._ following as a natural consequence.

CONSECTARY, kon-sek'ta-ri, _n._ a deduction, corollary. [L.

_consect[=a]ri_, freq. of _consequi_. See CONSECUTION.]

CONSECUTION, kon-se-k[=u]'shun, _n._ a train of consequences or deductions: a series of things that follow one another: (_mus._) succession of similar intervals in harmony.--_adj._ CONSEC'UTIVE, following in regular order: succeeding or resulting.--_adv._ CONSEC'UTIVELY--_n._ CONSEC'UTIVENESS. [L.

_consequi_--_con_, and _sequi_, _secutus_, to follow.]

CONSENESCENCE, kon-s[=e]-nes'ens, _n._ the state of growing old.--Also CONSENES'CENCY.

CONSENSUS, kon-sen'sus, _n._ agreement of various parts: agreement in opinion: unanimity.--_n._ CONSEN'SION, mutual consent.--_adj._ CONSEN'SUAL, relating to consent.--_adv._ CONSEN'SUALLY.--CONSENSUAL CONTRACT, a contract requiring merely the consent of the parties. [L. _consent[=i]re_.


CONSENT, kon-sent', _v.i._ to be of the same mind: to agree: to give assent: to yield: to comply.--_v.t._ (_Milt._) to allow.--_n._ agreement: accordance with the actions or opinions of another: concurrence: advice, counsel.--_adj._ CONSENT[=A]'NEOUS, agreeable or accordant: consistent with.--_adv._ CONSENT[=A]'NEOUSLY--_ns._ CONSENT[=A]'NEOUSNESS, CONSENTAN[=E]'ITY.--_n._ CONSEN'TIENCE, state of being consentient: imperfect consciousness.--_adj._ CONSEN'TIENT, agreeing in mind or in opinion.--_adv._ CONSENT'INGLY.--AGE OF CONSENT, the age at which a person is considered in the eyes of the law competent to give consent to certain acts; BE OF CONSENT (_Shak._), to be accessory; WITH ONE CONSENT, unanimously. [L. _consent[=i]re_--_con_, with, _sent[=i]re_, to feel, to think.]

CONSEQUENCE, kon'se-kwens, _n._ that which follows or comes after as a result: effect: influence: importance: (_pl._) a round game describing the meeting of a lady and gentleman and its consequences, each player in turn writing a part of the story, not knowing what the others have written.--_v.i._ (_Milt._) to draw inferences.--_adj._ CON'SEQUENT, following as a natural effect or deduction.--_n._ that which follows: the natural effect of a cause.--_adj._ CONSEQUEN'TIAL, following as a result: casual: pompous.--_advs._ CONSEQUEN'TIALLY; CON'SEQUENTLY. [Fr.,--L.

_consequi_--_con_, together, and _sequi_, to follow.]

CONSERTION, kon-ser'shun, _n._ junction, adaptation.

CONSERVE, kon-s[.e]rv', _v.t._ to keep entire: to retain: to preserve: (_obs._) to preserve in sugar.--_n._ something preserved, as fruits in sugar.--_adj._ CONSER'VABLE.--_n._ CONSER'VANCY, a court having authority to preserve the fisheries, &c., on a river: the act of preserving.--_p.adj._ CONSER'VANT.--_n._ CONSERV[=A]'TION, the act of conserving: the keeping entire.--_adj._ CONSERV[=A]'TIONAL.--_n._ CONSER'VATISM, the opinions and principles of a Conservative.--_adj._ CONSER'VATIVE, tending or having power to conserve.--_n._ (_politics_) one who desires to preserve the institutions of his country against innovation and change: one averse to change and progress.--_ns._ CONSER'VATIVENESS; CONSERVATOIRE (kon-ser-va-twar'), CONSERVAT[=O]'RIUM, a name given by the Italians to schools instituted for the purpose of advancing the study of music and maintaining its purity; CON'SERV[=A]TOR, one who preserves from injury or violation: a guardian, custodian:--_fem._ CONSER'VATRIX; CONSER'VATORSHIP; CONSER'VATORY, a storehouse: a greenhouse or place in which exotic plants are kept: a school of music.--_adj._ preservative.--_n._ CONSER'VER.--CONSERVATION OF ENERGY, the law that the total amount of energy in a material system cannot be varied, provided the system neither parts with energy to other bodies nor receives it from them; CONSERVATION OF MATTER, the experimentally ascertained fact that no process at the command of man can either destroy or create even a single particle of matter.--CONSERVATORS OF THE PEACE, a title usually applied to knights elected in each shire, from the 12th century onwards, for the conservation of the peace. [L. _conserv[=a]re_--_con_, together, and _serv[=a]re_, to keep.]

CONSIDER, kon-sid'[.e]r, _v.t._ to look at closely or carefully: to think or deliberate on: to take into account: to attend to: to reward.--_v.i._ to think seriously or carefully: to deliberate.--_adj._ CONSID'ERABLE, worthy of being considered: important: more than a little.--_n._ CONSID'ERABLENESS.--_adv._ CONSID'ERABLY.--_n._ CONSID'ERANCE (_Shak._), consideration.--_adjs._ CONSID'ER[=A]TE, CONSID'ERATIVE (_obs._), thoughtful: serious: prudent: thoughtful for the feelings of others.--_adv._ CONSID'ERATELY.--_ns._ CONSID'ERATENESS, thoughtfulness for others; CONSIDER[=A]'TION, deliberation: importance: motive or reason: compensation, reward: the reason or basis of a compact: (_law_) the thing given or done or abstained from by agreement with another, and in view of that other giving, doing, or abstaining from something.--_prep._ CONSID'ERING, in view of: seeing that.--_adv._ CONSID'ERINGLY, with consideration. [Fr.--L. _consider[=a]re_, supposed to have been orig. a term of augury--_con_, and _sidus_, _sideris_, a star.]

CONSIGN, kon-s[=i]n', _v.t._ to give to another: to sign or seal: to transfer: to entrust: to commit: to transmit for sale or custody.--_adj._ CONSIGN'ABLE.--_ns._ CONSIGN[=A]'TION; CONSIG'NATORY, one who signs a document jointly.--_adj._ CONSIGNED', given in trust.--_ns._ CONSIG'NATURE, complete signature: joint signing; CONSIGNEE', one to whom anything is consigned or entrusted; CONSIGN'ER, CONSIGN'OR; CONSIGN'MENT, the act of consigning: the thing consigned: the writing by which anything is made over: in Mercantile Law, goods placed in the hands of an agent or factor for sale, or for some other specified purpose. [Fr.,--L. _consign[=a]re_, to attest.]

CONSIGNIFY, kon-sig'ni-f[=i], _v.t._ to signify or indicate in connection with something else.--_n._ CONSIGNIFIC[=A]'-TION.--_adj._ CONSIGNIF'ICATIVE.

CONSILIENCE, kon-sil'i-ens, _n._ concurrence: coincidence.--_adj._ CONSIL'IENT, agreeing. [L. _con_, together, and _sal[=i]re_, to leap.]

CONSIMILAR, kon-sim'i-lar, _adj._ like each other.--_ns._ CONSIMIL'ITUDE, CONSIMIL'ITY. [L. _consimilis_.]

CONSIST, kon-sist', _v.i._ to exist, subsist: to co-exist: to agree.--_ns._ CONSIST'ENCE, CONSIST'ENCY, a degree of density: substance: agreement: the quality of being self-consistent.--_adj._ CONSISTENT, fixed: not fluid: agreeing together: uniform in thought or action.--_adv._ CONSIST'ENTLY.--_adjs._ CONSIST[=O]'RIAL, CONSIST[=O]'RIAN.--_n._ CONSIST'ORY, properly a place of assembly: the particular place where the privy-council of the Roman emperor met, the council itself: an assembly or council: a spiritual or ecclesiastical court in the R.C. Church, consisting of the pope and cardinals, and determining all such matters as the appointment of cardinals, bishops, &c.; in the Lutheran Church, exercising a supervision over religion and education, over the clergy, schoolmasters, and theological candidates; in the Reformed Church, the kirk-session, or the presbytery.--CONSIST IN, to lie in: to depend upon: to be composed of; CONSIST OF, to be made up of. [L. _consist[)e]re_--_con_, together, _sist[)e]re_, to stand.]

CONSOCIATE, kon-s[=o]'shi-[=a]t, _v.t._ and _v.i._ to associate together.--_p.adj._ CONS[=O]'CIATED.--_n._ CONSOCI[=A]'TION, companionship (_with_): association: alliance. [L. _consoci[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_--_con_, with, _soci[=a]re_, to associate--_socius_, a companion.]

CONSOLE, kon-s[=o]l', _v.t._ to give solace or comfort: to cheer in distress.--_adj._ CONSOL'ABLE, that may be comforted.--_v.t._ CON'SOLATE (_Shak._), to console.--_ns._ CONSOL[=A]'TION, solace: alleviation of misery: a comforting circumstance; CONSOL[=A]'TION-MATCH, -RACE, &c., a race, &c., in which only those who have been previously unsuccessful may compete.--_adj._ CONSOL'ATORY.--_n._ CON'SOLER:--_fem._ CON'-SOL[=A]TRIX.

[L. _con_, inten., and _sol[=a]ri_, to comfort.]

CONSOLE, kon's[=o]l, _n._ (_archit._) a projection resembling a bracket, frequently in the form of the letter S, used to support cornices, or for placing busts, vases, or figures on: the key-desk of an organ.--_n._ CON'SOLE-TA'BLE, a table having one of its sides supported against a wall by consoles or brackets. [Fr. _console_; prob. conn. with CONSOLIDATE.]

CONSOLIDATE, kon-sol'i-d[=a]t, _v.t._ to make solid: to form into a compact mass: to unite into one.--_v.i._ to grow solid or firm: to unite.--_adj._ made firm or solid: united.--_p.adj._ CONSOL'IDATED.--_n._ CONSOLID[=A]'TION, act of making or becoming solid: confirmation.--_adj._ CONSOL'IDATIVE, tending to consolidate: having the quality of healing.--_n._ CONSOL'IDATOR, one who or that which consolidates.--CONSOLIDATION ACTS, acts of parliament which combine into one general statute several special enactments. [L. _consolid[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_--_con_, inten., and _solidus_, solid.]

CONSOLS, kon'solz, (short for CONSOLIDATED ANNUITIES) that part of the British national debt which consists of several stocks consolidated into one fund.

CONSOMMe, kon-so-m[=a]', _n._ a kind of soup made from meat by slow boiling. [Fr.,--L. _consumm[=a]re_, to consummate.]

CONSONANT, kon'son-ant, _adj._ consistent: suitable: harmonious.--_n._ an articulation which can be sounded only with a vowel: a letter of the alphabet other than a vowel.--_ns._ CON'SONANCE, a state of agreement: agreement or unison of sounds: (_mus._) a combination of notes which can sound together without the harshness produced by beats: concord; CON'SONANCY, harmony.--_adj._ CONSONANT'AL.--_adv._ CON'SONANTLY.--_adj._ CON'SONOUS, harmonious. [L. _consonans_, _-antis_, pr.p. of _conson[=a]re_, to harmonise--_con_, with, and _son[=a]re_, to sound.]

CONSORT, kon'sort, _n._ a partner: a companion: a wife or husband: an accompanying ship: (_obs._) a number of people: an orchestra: former spelling for concert.--_v.t._ CONSORT' (_Shak._), to accompany: to associate (_with_).--_v.i._ to associate or keep company: to agree.--_p.adj._ CONSORT'ED, associated.--_n._ CON'SORTSHIP.--IN CONSORT, in company: in harmony. [L. _consors_, from _con_, with, and _sors_, _sortis_, a lot.]

CONSPECIES, kon-sp[=e]'sh[=e]z, _n._ (_zool._) a subspecies or variety.--_adj._ CONSPECIF'IC.

CONSPECTUS, kon-spek'tus, _n._ a comprehensive survey: a synopsis.--_n._ CONSPECT[=U]'ITY (_Shak._), sight: the eye. [L.

_conspectus_--_conspic[)e]re_, to look at.]

CONSPICUOUS, kon-spik'[=u]-us, _adj._ clearly seen: visible to eye or mind: prominent.--_ns._ CONSPIC[=U]'ITY, CONSPIC'UOUSNESS.--_adv._ CONSPIC'UOUSLY. [L. _conspicuus_--_conspic[)e]re_--_con_, inten., _spic[)e]re_, to look.]

CONSPIRE, kon-sp[=i]r', _v.i._ to plot or scheme together: to agree: to concur to one end.--_v.t._ to plan, devise.--_n._ CONSPIR'ACY, the act of conspiring: a banding together for an evil purpose: a plot: concurrence.--_adj._ CONSPIR'ANT, conspiring.--_ns._ CONSPIR[=A]'TION, conspiracy; CONSPIR'ATOR, one who conspires:--_fem._ CONSPIR'ATRESS.--_adj._ CONSPIRAT[=O]'RIAL.--_n._ CONSPIR'ER (_Shak._), conspirator.--_adv._ CONSPIR'INGLY. [L. _conspir[=a]re_--_con_, together, _spir[=a]re_, to breathe.]

CONSPISSATE, kon-spis'[=a]t, _v.t._ to inspissate.--_n._ CONSPISS[=A]'TION.

CONSPURCATION, kon-spur-k[=a]'shun, _n._ (_obs._) defilement. [L.

_conspurc[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_, to defile.]

CONSTABLE, kun'sta-bl, _n._ formerly a state-officer of the highest rank: the warden of a castle: a peace-officer: a policeman.--_ns._ CON'STABLERY, the charge of a constable; CON'STABLESHIP; CON'STABLEWICK, the district of a constable; CON'STABLING, acting as a constable or policeman; CONSTAB'ULARY, the body of constables of a district, town, &c.--_adj._ of or pertaining to constables, or peace-officers.--CONSTABLE OF FRANCE, chief of the household under the old French kings, then commander-in-chief of the army, judge in questions of chivalry, tournaments, and martial displays.--HIGH CONSTABLE, one of two constables ordained in every hundred or franchise, to make the view of armour, and to see to the conservation of the peace; HIGH CONSTABLE OF SCOTLAND, the first subject in Scotland after the blood-royal; LORD HIGH CONSTABLE OF ENGLAND, the seventh great officer of the crown, and formerly a judge in the court of chivalry.--OUTRUN THE CONSTABLE, to go too fast: to get into debt.--SPECIAL CONSTABLE, a person sworn in by the justices to preserve the peace, or to execute warrants on special occasions. [O. Fr. _conestable_ (Fr. _connetable_)--L. _comes stabuli_, count of the _stabulum_, stable.]

CONSTANT, kon'stant, _adj._ fixed: unchangeable: firm: continual: faithful.--_n._ (_math._) a term or quantity which does not vary throughout a given investigation: that which remains unchanged.--_n._ CON'STANCY, fixedness: unchangeableness: faithfulness: (_Shak._) perseverance: (_Shak._) certainty.--_adv._ CON'STANTLY. [L. _constans_, _-antis_, from _const[=a]re_, to stand firm--_con_, inten., _st[=a]re_, to stand.]

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