se·​qui·​tur | \ ˈse-kwə-tər How to pronounce sequitur (audio) , -ˌtu̇r\

Definition of sequitur

: the conclusion of an inference : consequence

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Examples of sequitur in a Sentence

a reasonable sequitur from that announcement is that you'll be leaving the company

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But between the official business and the non-sequiturs about immigration and trade, one of Trump's main focuses was the man sitting next to him: U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci. Seth A. Richardson,, "Jim Renacci gets a boost from Donald Trump during presidential visit," 5 May 2018 Still, the movie soars, veering off the rails under the weight of its plots, subplots, themes, subthemes, montages, tangents, and non-sequiturs. K. Austin Collins, HWD, "20 Years After Its Release, Spike Lee’s Basketball Epic He Got Game Remains Searing and Essential," 2 May 2018 In short, your hand sanitizer addiction is kind of a non-sequitur in the bedroom. Maria Del Russo, Glamour, "Wait, Is Jennifer Lawrence Grossed Out by Sex?," 8 Mar. 2018 If this sounds like heavy going, the marvel of The Square is its wit, intrigue, and resonant non-sequiturs, which not only save the picture from contrivance but linger after the story finishes. Maddie Crichton, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Square is like La Dolce Vita meets Björk," 24 Oct. 2017 Lynch even retcons an apparent non-sequitur from the original movie, when Laura looks over James’ shoulder and suddenly, inexplicably screams. Joshua Rivera, GQ, "Twin Peaks: Let's Unravel That Deranged, Brilliant Finale," 5 Sep. 2017 Trump's tweets had their oddities and non-sequiturs. The Christian Science Monitor, "Could Harvey be Trump's Katrina?," 29 Aug. 2017 Trump’s tweets had their oddities and non-sequiturs. Washington Post, "Trump meets and tweets as Texas gov praises Harvey response," 28 Aug. 2017 The stars of Weird Twitter and Left Twitter, amorphous but overlapping subcultures, have become known for posting absurd, subversive, and incisive non sequiturs. Ryan Smith, Chicago Reader, "Beyond the ‘Bernie bro’: Socialism’s diverse new youth brigade," 23 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of sequitur

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sequitur

Latin, it follows, 3rd person singular present indicative of sequi to follow — more at sue

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