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CONSEQUENT, adjective [Latin]

1. Following, as the natural effect; with to or on.

The right was consequent to, and built on, an act perfectly personal.

His poverty was consequent on his vices.

2. Following by necessary inference or rational deduction; as a proposition consequent to other propositions.


1. Effect; that which follows a cause.

They were ill governed, which is always a consequent of ill payment.

2. That which follows from propositions by rational deduction; that which is deduced from reasoning or argumentation; a conclusion or inference.