Con"se*quence (?), n. [L., consequentia: cf. F. cons'equence. See Consequent.]
That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result.
Shun to taste,
And shun the bitter consequence.
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.
Such fatal consequence unites us three.
Link follows link by necessary consequence.
Importance with respect to what comes after; power to influence or produce an effect; value; moment; rank; distinction.
It is a matter of small consequence.
A sense of your own worth and consequence.
In consequence, hence; for this cause. -- In consequence of, by reason of; as the effect of.
Syn. -- Effect; result; end. See Effect.
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