sequ-, sequi-, secut-, suit-, -sue
(Latin: follow, followed, following)
Used by legal specialists and suggests that a right should not be withheld from people because of others who abuse it.
"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."
"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."
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."
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."
"A little bit of rain isn't consequential, but too much rain could consequentially result in serious flooding."
"The off-color jokes backfired and as a result, Merlin's and Greta's relationship consequently fell apart."
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".
"The ensuing publication corrected the errors that were made previously."
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."
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".