Constancy
Constancy Con"stan*cy, n. [L. constantia: cf. F. constance. See {Constant}.] 1. The state or quality of being constant or steadfast; freedom from change; stability; fixedness; immutability; as, the constancy of God in his nature and attributes. [1913 Webster]

2. Fixedness or firmness of mind; persevering resolution; especially, firmness of mind under sufferings, steadiness in attachments, or perseverance in enterprise; stability; fidelity. [1913 Webster]

A fellow of plain uncoined constancy. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Constancy and contempt of danger. --Prescott.

Syn: Fixedness; stability; firmness; steadiness; permanence; steadfastness; resolution. See {Firmness}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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