consequent (adj.)

late 14c., in various senses now restricted to consequence, from Middle French conséquent "following, resulting," from Latin consequentem (nominative consequens), present participle of consequi "to follow after," from com- "with" (see com-) + sequi "to follow" (from PIE root *sekw- (1) "to follow"). Noun meaning "an event which follows another" is from 1610s, from a more precise sense in logic (late 14c.; see antecedent). Mathematical sense is from 1560s. Related: Consequently.