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What is the best Latin translation of

This will have consequences

as in "what has transpired will affect the future"?

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The very literal translation consequentias habet would appear to be acceptable in modern Latin (e.g. it occurs in this book published by the Pontifical University Gregoriana in 1948).

  • I don't think "consequentias habere" is a very good translation. I read a few selections from the book, and it seems pretty clear that it's a literal calque-style translation from a modern Romance language. That was a common style for manuals of this kind, but probably shouldn't be recommended under normal circumstances. (For reference, "consequentia" seems to be a post-classical term--it only occurs in Cicero, I think, as the participle for consequor.) – brianpck Oct 8 '20 at 2:23
  • It's certainly not classical Latin, true, which is why I specified that it would appear to be acceptable in modern Latin (as in the language of the Vatican). – gmvh Oct 8 '20 at 6:39

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