• That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause.
  • A result of actions, especially if such a result is unwanted or unpleasant.
  • A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference.
  • Chain of causes and effects; consecution.
  • Importance with respect to what comes after.
  • The power to influence or produce an effect.
  • Importance, value, or influence.


  • To threaten or punish (a child, etc.) with specific consequences for misbehaviour.


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  • From Middle English consequence, from Old French consequence , from Latin consequentia.

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