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;
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;
Such fatal consequence unites us three.
Link follows link by necessary
4. Importance with respect to what comes
after; power to influence or produce an effect; value; moment;
It is a matter of small consequence.
A sense of your own worth and
In consequence, hence; for this
cause. -- In consequence of, by reason
of; as the effect of.
Syn. -- Effect; result; end. See Effect.