consequential consequential  /ˌkɑn sə ˈkwɛn tʃəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having important issues or results

Usage(s):

  1. Another judge, with another set of internal models, may perceive that the security of the school or airport is the most consequential fact.
  2. War is a deadly and consequential business.
  3. Beyond that, he tries to link the intimate stories of nearly two dozen characters to a large and consequential public event the assassination of Robert F.

News

  1. Canadian Securities Regulators Now Require Delivery of the Fund Facts for Mutual Funds

    TORONTO, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published amendments to National Instrument 81-101 Mutual Fund Prospectus Disclosure (NI 81-101) and related consequential ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. The Cofall Letter - Monday, June 10, 2013

    Snowden will go down in history as one of America's most consequential whistleblowers, alongside Daniel Ellsberg and Bradley Manning. He is responsible for handing over material from one of the world's most secretive organisations – the NSA.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Gilmer Mirror

Quotes

  1. Obama, in a June 16 letter to his G-20 counterparts, said leaders also must "learn from the consequential mistakes of the past when stimulus was too quickly withdrawn and resulted in renewed economic hardships and recession."
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: BusinessWeek

  2. On Russia, Bush said Putin's designation as Time magazine's man of the year signaled that the Kremlin leader is "a consequential leader. And the fundamental question is: Consequential to what end? What will the country look like 10 years from now?"
    on Dec 20, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Washington Post

  3. "Of all the changes in personnel during this time of rapid change at the court, the Alito-for-O'Connor switch has clearly been the most consequential," said Paul Clement, who was top Supreme Court lawyer for then-President George W. Bush.
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Paul Clement Source: The Associated Press

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