Consequence

Definition of Consequence

Con´se`quence
n.1.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.
- Milton.
2.(Logic) A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference.
3.Chain of causes and effects; consecution.
Such fatal consequence unites us three.
- Milton.
Link follows link by necessary consequence.
- Coleridge.
4.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.
- Shak.
A sense of your own worth and consequence.
- Cowper.
In consequence
hence; for this cause.
In consequence of
by reason of; as the effect of.

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