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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Consequence \Con"se*quence\, n. [L., consequentia: cf. F. cons['e]quence. See Consequent.] 1. That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result. [1913 Webster] Shun to taste, And shun the bitter consequence. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Logic) A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference. [1913 Webster] 3. Chain of causes and effects; consecution. [1913 Webster] Such fatal consequence unites us three. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Link follows link by necessary consequence. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster] 4. Importance with respect to what comes after; power to influence or produce an effect; value; moment; rank; distinction. [1913 Webster] It is a matter of small consequence. --Shak. [1913 Webster] A sense of your own worth and consequence. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] In consequence, hence; for this cause. In consequence of, by reason of; as the effect of. Syn: Effect; result; end. See Effect. [1913 Webster]