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corollary Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a practical consequence that follows naturally
    • blind jealousy is a frequent corollary of passionate love
  2. noun (logic) an inference that follows directly from the proof of another proposition

Cor"ol*la*ry noun
L. corollarium gift, corollary, fr. corolla. See Corolla.
plural Corollaries
  1. That which is given beyond what is actually due, as a garland of flowers in addition to wages; surplus; something added or superfluous. Obs.
    Now come, my Ariel; bring a corollary, Rather than want a spirit. Shak.
  2. Something which follows from the demonstration of a proposition; an additional inference or deduction from a demonstrated proposition; a consequence.

Webster 1913