What Does Consequential Mean?


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Consequential means having significant results or issues, for example 'a consequential law' or 'a consequential decision'.

Consequential is the adjective form of the noun consequence. Consequence is best described as a phenomenon that is caused by the phenomenon immediately preceding it. It may also mean the outcome or result of a particular event.

Consequential damages refer to those damages that are awarded in a civil action suit to the plaintiff who claims that the terms or conditions of a particular agreement or contract were not honoured. In philosophy, Consequentialism concerns what would happen as a result of an act that is already done and considers the act itself to be of little consequence. It is a term coined in 1958 in the essay 'Modern Moral Philosophy' by G.E.M Anscombe.

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