There still subsists a belief in innumerable evil spirits, which manifest themselves in the phenomena of possession, lycanthropy, and disease. The fear of evil spirits has given rise to ceremonies of expulsion of evils, designed to banish them from the community.
Meanwhile the podest still subsists; but he is no longer equal to the task d maintaining an equilibrium of forces.
So long as general good feeling subsists between two nations, neither will easily take offence at any discourteous act of the other.
Finally, the function of the archbishop as judge in a court of appeal, though it still subsists, is of little practical importance now that the clergy, in civil matters, are universally subject to the secular courts.
(Cacoecia gallicolens), of the family Drepanulidae, causes the stem of a creeping plant, on the pith of which it apparently subsists, to swell up into a fusiform gall.'
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