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Excerpted from bostonglobe.com:

When the Professor reminds a colleague “What happens to us as individuals is not of the least consequence,” we are jolted by the familiarity of the mind-set.

What does least consequence mean?

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    "Is not important " or " won't influence anything"
    – V.V.
    Commented Jan 30, 2016 at 10:47
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    V.V. is right. It's idiomatic, but you can think of it this way: something that happens to us as a result of something else is a consequence. The smallest possible consequence is the least consequence. And this? This is so unimportant it doesn't even have the smallest possible consequence.
    – stangdon
    Commented Jan 30, 2016 at 13:55

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As the comments says, it means "Is not important " or " won't influence anything".

We can think of it this way: something that happens to us as a result of something else is a consequence. The smallest possible consequence is the least consequence. And this? This is so unimportant it doesn't even have the smallest possible consequence.

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