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Definition of "non sequitur" []

  • An inference or conclusion that does not follow from the premises or evidence. (noun)
  • A statement that does not follow logically from what preceded it. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "non sequitur" in a sentence
  • "This pertains to the spurious allegations Duane Lindenaur made against me and the non sequitur of my happening to be in a cocktail lounge frequented by certain not respectable people when a police raid occurred."
  • "I smiled vacuously at this non sequitur and held out my hand again for the key."
  • "* 'Cum Clericus sic de crimine convictus degradetur, non sequitur aliapoe-na pro uno delicto, vel pluribus ante degradationem perpetratis."