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consecution

[ kon-si-kyoo-shuhn ]
/ ˌkɒn sɪˈkyu ʃən /
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noun

succession; sequence.
logical sequence; chain of reasoning.

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Origin of consecution

1525–35; <Latin consecūtiōn- (stem of consecūtiō), equivalent to con-con- + secūt(us), past participle of sequī to follow + -iōn--ion
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British Dictionary definitions for consecution

consecution
/ (ˌkɒnsɪˈkjuːʃən) /

noun

a sequence or succession of events or things
a logical sequence of deductions; inference

Word Origin for consecution

C16: from Latin consecūtiō, from consequī to follow up, pursue
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