sist

Sist

Sist\, v. t. [L. sistere to bring to a stand, to stop.]

1. (Scots Law) To stay, as judicial proceedings; to delay or suspend; to stop.

2. To cause to take a place, as at the bar of a court; hence, to cite; to summon; to bring into court. [Scot.]

Some, however, have preposterously sisted nature as the first or generative principle. --Sir W. Hamilton.
Webster's Revised

Sist

Sist\, n. (Scots Law) A stay or suspension of proceedings; an order for a stay of proceedings. --Burril.
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