\ ˈsist \

Definition of sist

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 chiefly Scottish : to bring into court : summon
2 chiefly Scottish : to stay by judicial decree


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plural -s

Definition of sist (Entry 2 of 3)

chiefly Scottish
: a stay or suspension of legal proceedings also : an order for a stay of proceedings

Definition of sist (Entry 3 of 3)

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History and Etymology for sist

Transitive verb

Latin sistere to cause to stand, stop; akin to Latin stare to stand

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“Sist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sist. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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