Definition of "consecutive"
  1. When items or events proceed one right after the other in a sequence
How to use "consecutive" in a sentence
  1. The judge ordered the defendant to serve his two five-year sentences consecutively, leading to a total of ten years in prison.
  2. Failure to respect court orders could result in three consecutive fines.
  3. The law requires that the probation periods for each charge run consecutively, not concurrently.

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