In consequence
Consequence Con"se*quence, n. [L., consequentia: cf. F. cons['e]quence. See {Consequent}.] 1. That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result. [1913 Webster]

Shun to taste, And shun the bitter consequence. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. (Logic) A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference. [1913 Webster]

3. Chain of causes and effects; consecution. [1913 Webster]

Such fatal consequence unites us three. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Link follows link by necessary consequence. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

4. Importance with respect to what comes after; power to influence or produce an effect; value; moment; rank; distinction. [1913 Webster]

It is a matter of small consequence. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

A sense of your own worth and consequence. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

{In consequence}, hence; for this cause.

{In consequence of}, by reason of; as the effect of.

Syn: Effect; result; end. See {Effect}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • in consequence — {adv. phr.} As a result; therefore; so. * /Jennie got up late, and in consequence she missed the bus./ * /You studied hard, and in consequence you passed the test./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in consequence — {adv. phr.} As a result; therefore; so. * /Jennie got up late, and in consequence she missed the bus./ * /You studied hard, and in consequence you passed the test./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in consequence — phrasal as a result …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • In consequence of — Consequence Con se*quence, n. [L., consequentia: cf. F. cons[ e]quence. See {Consequent}.] 1. That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result. [1913 Webster] Shun to taste, And shun the bitter… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in consequence of — {prep.}, {formal} As a result of. * /In consequence of the deep snow, school will not open today./ * /In consequence of his promise to pay for the broken window, Bill was not punished./ Compare: BECAUSE OF, ON ACCOUNT OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in consequence of — {prep.}, {formal} As a result of. * /In consequence of the deep snow, school will not open today./ * /In consequence of his promise to pay for the broken window, Bill was not punished./ Compare: BECAUSE OF, ON ACCOUNT OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Consequence — Con se*quence, n. [L., consequentia: cf. F. cons[ e]quence. See {Consequent}.] 1. That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result. [1913 Webster] Shun to taste, And shun the bitter consequence. Milton …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consequence — /kon si kwens , kweuhns/, n. 1. the effect, result, or outcome of something occurring earlier: The accident was the consequence of reckless driving. 2. an act or instance of following something as an effect, result, or outcome. 3. the conclusion… …   Universalium

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