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. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to take a place, as at the bar of a court; hence, to cite; to summon; to bring into court. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] Some, however, have preposterously sisted nature as the first or generative principle. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]