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cōnstantia ae, f

constans, steadiness, firmness, constancy, perseverance: dictorum: vocis atque voltūs, N.: quantum haberet in se boni constantia, discipline, Cs.: Nec semel offensae cedet constantia formae, H.—Fig., agreement, harmony, symmetry, consistency: dictorum atque factorum: ea constantiae causā defendere, for consistency's sake: promissi, adherence to.—Firmness, steadfastness, constancy, self-possession: vestra: eorum: hinc constantia, illinc furor: firmamentum constantiae est fides: animi, O.—In the Stoic philos., self-possession, placidity: sunt tres constantiae.

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