I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin consequent-, consequens, present participle of consequi to follow along, from com- + sequi to follow — more at sue Date: 14th century 1. a. deduction 2b b. the conclusion of a conditional sentence 2. the second term of a ratio II. adjective Date: 15th century 1. following as a result or effect <
her new job and consequent relocation
2. observing logical sequence ; rational

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  • conséquent — conséquent, ente 1. (kon sé kan, kan t ) adj. 1°   Qui suit ou qui se suit, c est à dire qui agit ou raisonne avec suite. Un esprit conséquent signifie un esprit juste qui raisonne bien. •   Tous les esprits sont conséquents, on le dit du moins,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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