- existence, especially of an independent entity.
- the quality of having timeless or abstract existence.
- mode of existence or that by which a substance is individualized.
Related formsin·ter·sub·sist·ence, nounnon·sub·sist·ence, nounpre·sub·sist·ence, nounself-sub·sist·ence, noun
Can be confusedsubsidence subsistence
Examples from the Web for self-subsistence
Faith clings to the self-subsistence of God; love does away with it.The Essence of Christianity|Ludwig Feuerbach
The only existence of such a reality can be its own self-subsistence.An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy|W. Tudor Jones
How to make the cares of self-subsistence agree with these exacting labors seems to me an insoluble problem in Paris.
What mystery in its longevity, in its self-subsistence, in its self-renovation!Demonology and Devil-lore|Moncure Daniel Conway