sequ-, sequi-, secut-, suit-, -sue

(Latin: follow, followed, following)

Ab abusu ad usum non valet consequentia. (Latin term)
Translation: "The consequences of abuse do not apply to general use."

Used by legal specialists and suggests that a right should not be withheld from people because of others who abuse it.

archaeological sequence, archeological sequence (s) (noun); archaeological sequences; archeological sequences (pl)
A method of placing a group of similar objects into a chronological sequence: An archaeological sequence must also take into account the stylistic changes of the items that have occurred over time.
consecutive (adjective)
1. Following one after another without interruption and in order and with nothing else in between: "Bert's teacher was absent from school on five consecutive days because of illness."

"Fabian was out of work for two consecutive months and was getting very concerned about his financial status."

2. Marked by a logical sequence of ideas or actions: "Donovan's consecutive reports contained important chronological sequences of what happened just before the accident."
consecutively (adverb)
A description of events, numbers, etc. that follow one after another without an interruption: "The pages of his memoir were not arranged consecutively and so it caused a great deal of confusion for the biographer to organize the events in proper sequences."
consecutiveness (noun)
A term for something that follows in regular order: "The consecutiveness of his autobiographical notes made it much easier to accurately compile his memoir."
consequence (s) (noun), consequences (pl)
1. Anything that happens as a result of a particular action or set of conditions: "Remember, Jim, that the slightest errors in your written report could have serious consequences."

"Since Reed very seldom did his homework for school, as a consequence he failed the final exam and could not advance to the next grade level."

2. That which comes later, or as a result of something that a person does: "Barry got a traffic ticket as a consequence of driving over the maximum speed limit."

"When Cecile decided to leave her job, she knew that she would have to face the consequences of losing her income."

consequent (adjective)
1. That which follows as a natural effect, result, or conclusion: "The oil company tried to prevent an oil spill and the consequent damage that it would have to wildlife."
2. Happening as a result of a particular action or set of conditions: "The weather forecasters are predicting heavy rains and consequent flooding."

"After the terrorist attack, there was a period of tension and the consequent need for more military preparedness."

consequential (adjective)
1. A description of some significant or important results: "Apple has had several consequential innovations in their recent computer software."
2. Happening as a result of some action: "The government is considering some expenditure reductions that may have consequential hardships for many of its citizens."
consequentially (adverb)
A reference to a sequence or course of time that something will happen; so, not immediately but eventually: "The change in their schedule consequentially will cause transportation problems."

"A little bit of rain isn't consequential, but too much rain could consequentially result in serious flooding."

consequently (adverb)
As a result of something happening or a set of conditions; therefore: "Galen went to bed very late last night; so, he was consequently very tired today."

"The off-color jokes backfired and as a result, Merlin's and Greta's relationship consequently fell apart."

ensue (verb), ensues; ensued; ensuing
1. To follow as a consequence or a result of some action: "When people heard about the attack, several demonstrations ensued and they were ensuing for many days."
2. To follow immediately or to come afterward: "The employer and employees could not come to an agreement and so a strike by the unions ensued."
3. Etymology: from Old French ensivre, "to follow close upon"; from Late Latin insequere; from Latin insequi, "to pursue"; from in-, "upon" + sequi, "follow".
ensuing (adjective)
A reference to a happening as a result of something or coming later: "During the ensuing weeks, the health of Meagan's mother has gradually improved."

"The ensuing publication corrected the errors that were made previously."

et sequens (adverb); et sequentia; et seq.; seq.; sq.
And the following or and what follows (items in a list or in page references): "Simone was reading the definitions for words and came across 'Learn the words in this unit and compare them et seq. with the list in next unit.' "
execute (verb), executes; executed; executing
1. To put someone to death as part of a legal or extralegal process as punishment for murdering a person, or people: "Matt was captured, tried, and executed for murder."
2. To complete or to carry out an action or movement; especially, one requiring skill: "The pilot was rewarded for executing an emergency landing which saved hundreds of lives."
3. To put an instruction or plan into effect: "They carefully executed the plan for the project as was previously worked out."
4. To run a computer file or program in response to a command or instruction: "The computer program has been executing the program much more efficiently than it did before."
5. To produce or to create something; such as, a work of art, to a specific design: "The painting was executed in bright colors."
6. To carry out the terms laid out in a will, a legal document, or a legal decision: "The lawyer was asked to execute the provisions of their father's will."
7. To sign a will or other legal document in the presence of witnesses in order to make it binding: "Truman's son was executing his mother's will by signing it in front of the other members of the family."
8. Etymology: literally "to follow out" and so execute came to mean "to carry out a death sentence".

"Execute also means "to carry out a plan" or "to perform" as:

  • "The architect's plan for the new building was executed in every detail."
  • "The ballet dancer executed a spectacular leap that made the audience cheer with approval."
execution (s) (noun), executions (pl)
1. The act of killing someone; especially, as punishment for a criminal killing of another person or other people: "Bruno's execution took place with a lethal injection."
2. The process or act of doing or performing something: "Galen and Delmar promised to put the plan into execution immediately."

"Haley's ideas were brilliant, but her execution of them was sloppy and unacceptable."

"Dale's skillful executions of the dances won him fame and a number of requests to perform in other shows."

3. Etymology: from Anglo-French execucioun and Old French execucion, "a carrying out" (of an order, etc.) which came from Latin executionem, executio, "an accomplishing", a noun of action from the past participle verb stem of exequi, exsequi, "to follow out"; from ex-, "out" + sequi, "to follow".