Sub*sist" (?), v. i. [imp. & p.
p. Subsisted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Subsisting.] [L. subsistere to stand still, stay, remain
alive; sub under + sistere to stand, to cause to stand,
from stare to stand: cf. F. subsister. See
Stand.] 1. To be; to have existence; to
And makes what happiness we justly call,
Subsist not in the good of one, but all.
2. To continue; to retain a certain
Firm we subsist, yet possible to
3. To be maintained with food and clothing; to
be supported; to live. Milton.
To subsist on other men's charity.
Sub*sist", v. t. To support with
provisions; to feed; to maintain; as, to subsist one's
He laid waste the adjacent country in order to render
it more difficult for the enemy to subsist their