n.1.A dwelling or standing on something; fixedness; persistence.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in periodicals archive ?
His list of terms for that order, "degree, priority, and place, / Insisture, course, proportion, season, form, / Office and custom" (1.3.86-88) include those that suggest hierarchy is part of the natural fabric of the universe (insisture, course, proportion, and season) and those that suggest that it is a construction or convention (office and custom).