Con"se*quence (?), n. [L., consequentia: cf. F. conséquence. See Consequent.] 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.

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.

Link follows link by necessary consequence.

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.

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.