consequence etymology

English word consequence comes from Latin consequens, French -ence (-ence, -ance.)

Detailed word origin of consequence

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
consequens Latin (lat)
-ence French (fra) -ence, -ance.
consequentia Latin (lat) Analogy. Logical consequence. Sequence, progression.
conséquence French (fra) Consequence.
consequence Old French (fro)
consequence English (eng) (transitive) To threaten or punish (a child, etc.) with specific consequences for misbehaviour. (especially when preceded by "of") Importance, value, or influence.. A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference.. A result of actions, especially if such a result is unwanted or unpleasant.. Chain of [...]

Words with the same origin as consequence

Descendants of -ence
coincidence essence incompetence inexperienced silence