subsequent, subsequent to
The adjective subsequent and the phrase subsequent to—found in legal, medical and formal texts—mean “later” or “following,” often showing cause.
To write plainly and concisely, choose after or following instead of the legalistic phrase subsequent to.
- They went out for ice cream after (not subsequent to) the movie.
- Following (not Subsequent to) her acquittal, Tina sued the police for false arrest.
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