Insistent In*sist"ent, a. [L. insistens, -entis, p. pr. of insistere.] [1913 Webster] 1. Standing or resting on something; as, an insistent wall. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]

2. Insisting; persistent; persevering. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) See {Incumbent}. [1913 Webster]

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