con·​se·​cu·​tion ˌkän(t)-si-ˈkyü-shən How to pronounce consecution (audio)

Examples of consecution in a Sentence

a consecution of schoolboy misdeeds, juvenile offenses, and misdemeanors that eventually led to a life as a career criminal

Word History


Middle English consecucioun "attainment," borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French consecucion "obtaining," borrowed from Latin consecūtiōn-, consecūtiō "orderly sequence, logical consequence" (Late Latin also "act of obtaining"), from consecū-, variant stem of consequī "to come after, succeed in time, follow as a necessary consequence, bring about, acquire" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action — more at consequent entry 2

First Known Use

1651, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of consecution was in 1651

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Cite this Entry

“Consecution.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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