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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consequential  \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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  consequential 
  adj  :  having  important  issues  or  results;  "the  year's  only  really 
  consequential  legislation";  "an  eventful  decision" 
  [syn:  {eventful}] 




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