Origin of consequent
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin consequent-, consequens, present participle of consequi to follow along, from com- + sequi to follow — more at sue
First Known Use: 14th century
Simple Definition of consequent
: happening as a result of a particular action or set of conditions
Full Definition of consequent
1 : following as a result or effect <her new job and consequent relocation>
2 : observing logical sequence : rational
Examples of consequent in a sentence
Weather forecasters predict heavy rains and consequent flooding.
Falling sales and a consequent loss of profits forced the company to lay off more workers.
First Known Use of consequent
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Definition of consequent for Students
: following as a result or effect <Weather forecasters predicted heavy rain and consequent flooding.>
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