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Meaning of CONSEQUENTIAL

Pronunciation:  `kânsu'kwenshul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  having important issues or results; "the year's only really consequential legislation"; "an eventful decision"
 

CONSEQUENTIAL is a 13 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: eventful, important, of import
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con`se*quen"tial\, a.
1. Following as a consequence, result, or logical inference;
   consequent.

         All that is revealed in Scripture has a
         consequential necessity of being believed . . .
         because it is of divine authority.    --Locke.

         These kind of arguments . . . are highly
         consequential and concludent to my purpose. --Sir M.
                                               Hale.

2. Assuming or exhibiting an air of consequence; pretending
   to importance; pompous; self-important; as, a
   consequential man. See {Consequence}, n., 4.

         His stately and consequential pace.   --Sir W.
                                               Scott.

{Consequential damage} (Law)
   (a) Damage so remote as not to be actionable
   (b) Damage which although remote is actionable.
   (c) Actionable damage, but not following as an immediate
       result of an act.

 
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