Sist

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sist (Scots Law) A stay or suspension of proceedings; an order for a stay of proceedings.
    • Sist To cause to take a place, as at the bar of a court; hence, to cite; to summon; to bring into court. "Some, however, have preposterously sisted nature as the first or generative principle."
    • Sist (Scots Law) To stay, as judicial proceedings; to delay or suspend; to stop.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sist In Scots law: To present at the bar: used reflexively: for example, a party is said to sist himself when appearing before the court to answer
    • sist To cause to appear; cite into court; summon.
    • sist To stop; stay; delay: now only in Scots law.
    • n sist In Scots law, the act of legally staying diligence or execution on decrees for civil debts.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Sist sist (Scots law) to present at the bar: cause to appear, summon: to delay, stop
    • n Sist the act of staying diligence or execution on decrees for civil debts
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. sistere, to bring to a stand, to stop

Usage

In literature:

Young Ananias Johnson, he's Sist' Amanda's boy, he done tole his Unk Jeems 'bout dat war.
"Joy in the Morning" by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
She 'sisted, and 'sisted, till 'em brung you in here, 'case she say it cool and nice.
"Bad Hugh" by Mary Jane Holmes
Niggers aint like white people, no how; they can't 'sist temptation.
"Aunt Phillis's Cabin" by Mary H. Eastman
When us got free, he 'sisted on Adamson was de name us would go by.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
I had done quit drinkin' er mont' er so 'fore dat, but dey 'sists on hit, but I 'fuses.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
But you be on de watch out nudder time, an' if yer feel it a-comin' on, you 'sist it wid all yer might.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Ise thinkin' now of de case of dat pore shif'less Sist' Clarabelle Hardin dat used to live out yere on Plunkett's Hill.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
Jis let me sist yer now.
"A Noble Woman" by Ann S. Stephens
You better let me 'sist you off.
"A Dear Little Girl" by Amy E. Blanchard
Sist' Humphreys be'n an edicated lady; an' she is a plumb good cook.
"Stories That End Well" by Octave Thanet
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In news:

Once regarded as a figment of the imagination, interstitial cystitis (in-ter-STIH-shul-sist-EYE tiss) or I-C is now known to be a real disease.
Shawano's SIST has Bankruptcy Protection Thrown Out.
Fliers Defending SIST Distributed in Madison, Milwaukee.
Fliers, which appear to have been written by CEO of the Samanta Roy Institute of Science and Technology, or SIST , have been showing up on vehicles in Madison and Milwaukee.
Fliers, which appear to have been written by CEO of the Samanta Roy Institute of Science and Technology, or SIST, have been showing up on vehicles in Madison and Milwaukee.
Leonard Britton was charged with second-degree assault, disorderly conduct, fourth-degree burglary, re-sisting arrest and disturbing the peace after the 9:30 incident, according to Cumberland Police.
SIST CEO Transported to Federal Facility by US Marshals.
SIST CEO Transported to Federal Facility by US Marshals .
A jury convicted Rivera of misdemeanor trespassing and re-sisting arrest one day earlier.
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In science:

Agent reasoning is specified by abductive logic programs con sisting of a set of clauses Head :- Body, where Head is an atom and Body is a conjunction of literals (atoms and negation of atoms), plus a set of abducible predicates and a set of integrity constraints.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
It was partially supported by M.U.R. under the PRIN project “Potenziamento e Applicazioni della Programm azione Logica Disgiuntiva ”, and by M.I.U.R. under internationalization project “Siste mi basati sulla logica per la rappresentazione di conoscenza: estensioni e tecniche di ottimizzazione ”.
Design and Implementation of Aggregate Functions in the DLV System
Labeling error can come from variable mea­ sists in better assessing the field of action of each in­ the risk of a wrongly stance w and then minimizing surement techniques, typing errors, etc.
Combining Feature and Prototype Pruning by Uncertainty Minimization
Lebowitz for suggesting (and inAcknowledgements: sisting) that we should write this report.
The random geometry of equilibrium phases
We define the surface of the star to be manifold con sisting of points where ρ = 0, h = 0.
Analytical approximation for the structure of differentially rotating barotropes
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