Consequence

Con"se*quence

(?), n. [L., consequentia: cf. F. consquence. See Consequent.] 1. That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result.
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Shun to taste,
And shun the bitter consequence.
Milton.
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2. (Logic) A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference.
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3. Chain of causes and effects; consecution.
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Such fatal consequence unites us three.
Milton.
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Link follows link by necessary consequence.
Coleridge.
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4. Importance with respect to what comes after; power to influence or produce an effect; value; moment; rank; distinction.
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It is a matter of small consequence.
Shak.
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A sense of your own worth and consequence.
Cowper.
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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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