/seuhb sis"teuhnt/, adj.
1. subsisting, existing, or continuing in existence.
2. inherent: subsistent qualities of character.
3. Philos. something that exists necessarily as opposed to contingent existence in space and time.
[1520-30; < L subsistent- (s. of subsistens), prp. of subsistere to remain; see SUBSIST, -ENT]

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