Non Sequitur Definition

nŏn sĕkwĭ-tər, -to͝or
A conclusion or inference which does not follow from the premises.
Webster's New World
A statement that does not follow logically from what preceded it.
American Heritage
A remark having no bearing on what has just been said.
Webster's New World
A conclusion or a statement that does not logically follow from what preceded it.
Webster's New World Law

A statement that does not logically follow a statement that came before it.

  • non seq.
  • conclusion that does not follow
  • fallacy
  • illogical conclusion

Other Word Forms of Non Sequitur


non sequitur
non-sequiturs, non-sequuntur

Origin of Non Sequitur

  • From the Latin phrase nōn sequitur (“it does not follow"), from nōn (“not") + sequitur (third-person form of sequor (“I follow")); in Latin, the phrase sees no use as a noun. Compare sequence, from same root.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin nōn sequitur it does not follow nōn not sequitur third person sing. present tense of sequī to follow

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition


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