selfsubsistent

subsistent

[suhb-sis-tuhnt]
adjective
1.
subsisting, existing, or continuing in existence.
2.
inherent: subsistent qualities of character.
noun
3.
Philosophy. something that exists necessarily as opposed to contingent existence in space and time.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin subsistent- (stem of subsistēns), present participle of subsistere to remain; see subsist, -ent

nonsubsistent, adjective
presubsistent, adjective
self-subsistent, adjective
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