stato-, stat-, sta-, -static, -stasi, staso-, -stasis, -stasia, -stacy, -stitute, -stitution, -sist
(Latin: standing, to stay, to make firm, fixed; cause to stand, to put, to place, to put in place, to remain in place; to stand still)
2. A court in the Church of England which is headed by a bishop: The consistory tribunal was presented the case of impropriety by the bishop because he thought there was enough proof and evidence for consideration in the proceedings.
3. The council of cardinals in the Roman Catholic Church: All the prominent bishops had to wear tags with their names on them at the meeting of the consistory.
2. A lawman; a peace officer: The constable, or patrolman, who was quite a calm fellow and helped to keep the town a pleasant place to live and free from strife, was well liked by all the citizens.
3. The governor of a royal castle: In the Middle Ages, a constable was an officer or keeper in a noble court or fortress and usually an army commander in a senior position.
2. The area or district under the authority of the police: The Hampshire constabulary was not responsible for the crimes committed elsewhere.
3. A law enforcement organization similar to a military unit: The armed constabulary in the area was not connected to the regular army, but quite similar to it.
2. A consistent quality or trait of an individual or thing: The weather in Los Angeles, for example, shows constancy in that the sun shines and is very warm or hot for about 9 months of the year!
2. Pertaining to something which is continual or persistent: The noise from the neighbor's garden party was certainly constant, even into the night!
3. Characterizing a person who is faithful and dependable: Even after all the years, Bob always remained a constant friend who was totally trustworthy and reliable.
2. Descriptive of how a thing recurs regularly; without interruption: It seemed to be raining constantly, day in and day out, and never stopping!
2. The region or district of voters: The constituency Mrs. Jackson lived in was planning on developing environmentally friendly housing for the refugees that year.
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2. To form or to comprise with a number of things or individuals: The collection of old photos and letters constitute part of Janice's inheritance.
3. To be established, such as a government or committee: The delegation was constituted, or formally organized, and given the jurisdiction to make decisions.
2. The physical composition of an individual or a thing: Evidently Catherine had a very strong constitution because she hardly ever got ill, even in her later years of life!
A very important principal in a country should be the constitutional right of free speech.
2. Referring to a person's health: Old Mrs. Walker was always seen going for a constitutional walk with her cane in the morning hours!
2. Pertaining to how an individual's general character functions: Janice was a totally talkative person and was constitutionally incapable of keeping her mouth shut for 10 minutes!
3. Referring to how the basic principles of a country are treated: It would be fantastic if free speech and the freedom of religion were constitutionally protected in all the countries of the world!
In order to provide contrast in her outfit, Wendy chose to wear a green skirt and a red blouse.
2. A great dissimilarity between two or more entities that are apparent when compared: The old computer operated very slowly in contrast to the newest model Clifford decided to buy.