Con"sols(? ; 277), n. pl. [A contraction of consolidated (annuities).] The leading British funded government security.
A considerable part of the public debt of Great Britian, which had been contracted in the form of annuities yielding various rates of interest, was, in 1757, consolidated into one fund at 3 per cent interest, the account of which is kept at the Bank of England. This debt has been diminished and increased at different times, and now constitutes somewhat more than half of the entire national debt. The stocks are transferable, and their value in the market constantly fluctuates; the price at any time being regarded as a gauge of the national prosperity and public confidence.
Con`som`m"(?), n. [F., lit. p. p. of consommer to finish.] (Cookery) A clear soup or bouillion boiled down so as to be very rich.
Con"so*nan*cy(?) }, n. [L. consonantia: cf. F. consonnance.] 1. (Mus.) Accord or agreement of sounds produced simultaneously, as a note with its third, fifth, and eighth.
2. Agreement or congruity; harmony; accord; consistency; suitableness.
The perfect consonancy of our persecuted church to the doctrines of Scripture and antiquity.Hammond.
The optic nerve responds to the waves with which it is in consonance.Tyndall.
3. Friendship; concord.
By the consonancy of our youth.Shak.
Syn. -- Agreement; accord; consistency; unison; harmony; congruity; suitableness; agreeableness.
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