British Dictionary definitions for consequent up on
following as an effect or result
following as a logical conclusion or by rational argument
(of a river) flowing in the direction of the original slope of the land or dip of the strata
something that follows something else, esp as a result
(logic) the resultant clause in a conditional sentence
(logic) affirming the consequent, the fallacy of inferring the antecedent of a conditional sentence, given the truth of the conditional and its consequent, as if John is six feet tall, he's more than five feet: he's more than five feet so he's six feet
late 14c., in various senses now restricted to consequence, from Fr. conséquent, from L. consequentem (nom. consequens); see consequence. Meaning "an event which follows another" is from 1610s. Mathematical sense is from 1570. Related: Consequently (late 15c.).