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 for consistent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Consistent \Con*sist"ent\, a. [L. consistens, p. pr.: cf. F.
     1. Possessing firmness or fixedness; firm; hard; solid.
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              The humoral and consistent parts of the body.
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     2. Having agreement with itself or with something else;
        having harmony among its parts; possesing unity;
        accordant; harmonious; congruous; compatible; uniform; not
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              Show me one that has it in his power
              To act consistent with himself an hour. --Pope.
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              With reference to such a lord, to serve and to be
              free are terms not consistent only, but equivalent.
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     3. Living or acting in conformity with one's belief or
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              It was utterly to be at once a consistent Quaker and
              a conspirator.                        --Macaulay.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: (sometimes followed by `with') in agreement or consistent
             or reliable; "testimony consistent with the known facts";
             "I have decided that the course of conduct which I am
             following is consistent with my sense of responsibility
             as president in time of war"- FDR [ant: inconsistent]
      2: capable of being reproduced; "astonishingly reproducible
         results can be obtained" [syn: reproducible, consistent]
         [ant: irreproducible, unreproducible]
      3: marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent
         relation of parts; "a coherent argument" [syn: coherent,
         consistent, logical, ordered] [ant: incoherent]
      4: the same throughout in structure or composition; "bituminous
         coal is often treated as a consistent and homogeneous
         product" [syn: consistent, uniform]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  162 Moby Thesaurus words for "consistent":
     accordant, affirmative, agreeable, agreeing, alike, answerable,
     at one, authoritative, automatic, balanced, binding, clean-cut,
     clear, clear as crystal, clear as day, clear-cut, coexistent,
     coexisting, cogent, coherent, coincident, coinciding, commensurate,
     compatible, concordant, concurring, conformable, conforming,
     congenial, congruent, congruous, connected, consecutive,
     consentaneous, consentient, consonant, constant, continuous,
     cooperating, cooperative, correspondent, corresponding, crisp,
     crystal-clear, crystalline, defined, definite, dependable, devoted,
     direct, distinct, en rapport, equable, equal, equivalent, even,
     explicit, express, faithful, firm, flat, good, harmonious,
     homogeneous, immutable, in accord, in agreement, in harmony,
     in keeping, in rapport, in sync, in synchronization, inaccordance,
     inharmony, invariable, joined, just, lawful, legal, legitimate,
     level, like-minded, limpid, logical, loud and clear, loyal, lucid,
     luminous, marble-constant, measured, mechanical, methodic,
     monolithic, of a piece, of like mind, of one mind, on all fours,
     ordered, orderly, pellucid, persistent, perspicuous, plain,
     positive, predictable, proportionate, reconcilable, regular,
     robotlike, self-consistent, sequent, sequential, serial, simple,
     smooth, solid, sound, stable, staunch, steadfast, steady,
     straightforward, substantial, sufficient, symbiotic, sympathetic,
     synchronized, synchronous, systematic, tight, translucent,
     transparent, transpicuous, true, true-blue, unambiguous, unanimous,
     unbroken, unchangeable, unchanged, unchanging, unconfused,
     undeviating, undifferentiated, undiversified, unequivocal,
     unfailing, uniform, uninterrupted, unisonant, unisonous, univocal,
     unmistakable, unruffled, unswerving, unvaried, unvarying, valid,
     weighty, well-defined, well-founded, well-grounded

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CONSISTENT. That which agrees with something else; as a consistent 
  condition, which is one which agrees with all other parts of a contract, or 
  which can be reconciled with every other part. 1 Bouv. Just. n. 752, 

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