consequent (adj.) Look up consequent at Dictionary.com
late 14c., in various senses now restricted to consequence, from Middle French conséquent "following, resulting," from Latin consequentem (nominative consequens); see consequence. Noun meaning "an event which follows another" is from 1610s, from a more precise sense in logic (late 14c.; see antecedent). Mathematical sense is from 1560s. Related: Consequently.