One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Following in a sequence or as a logical conclusion.
consequence, result, upshot, outcome, development, issue, end, conclusion, postscriptView synonyms
- ‘It may, however, yield a more sequent conclusion if one minor change in the text be made.’
- ‘Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece are discourses, sequent and complementary, on sex.’
- ‘We have to accept the vicissitude sequent on a violated treaty.’
Mid 16th century: from Old French, or from Latin sequent- ‘following’ (see sequence).
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