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[kon-si-kyoo-shuh n]
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  1. succession; sequence.
  2. 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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Related Words

arrangement, concatenation, order, procession, progression, run, series, string, succession, train

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British Dictionary definitions for consecution


  1. a sequence or succession of events or things
  2. a logical sequence of deductions; inference
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Word Origin

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