Definition of consequent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

consequent

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈkɒnsɪkwənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnsəkwənt//
 
(formal)
 
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happening as a result of something synonym resultant the lowering of taxes and the consequent increase in spending consequent on/upon something the responsibilities consequent upon the arrival of a new child Word Origin late Middle English: via Old French from Latin consequent- ‘overtaking, following closely’, from the verb consequi.
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