Meaning of sequent in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsiːkw(ə)nt/


  • Following in a sequence or as a logical conclusion.

    ‘some of the inferences are not sequent on the premises’
    • ‘Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece are discourses, sequent and complementary, on sex.’
    • ‘It may, however, yield a more sequent conclusion if one minor change in the text be made.’
    • ‘We have to accept the vicissitude sequent on a violated treaty.’
    consequence, result, upshot, outcome, development, issue, end, conclusion, postscript


Mid 16th century from Old French, or from Latin sequent- ‘following’ (see sequence).