[ kuhn-sawr-shee-uhm, -tee- ]
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noun,plural con·sor·ti·a [kuhn-sawr-shee-uh, -tee-uh]. /kənˈsɔr ʃi ə, -ti ə/.
  1. a combination of financial institutions, capitalists, etc., for carrying into effect some financial operation requiring large resources of capital.

  2. any association, partnership, or union.

  1. Law. the legal right of partners in a marriage to companionship and conjugal intercourse with each other: In a wrongful death action the surviving spouse commonly seeks damages for loss of consortium.

Origin of consortium

1820–30; <Latin: partnership, equivalent to consort-consort + -ium-ium

Other words from consortium

  • con·sor·ti·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for consortium


/ (kənˈsɔːtɪəm) /

nounplural -tia (-tɪə)
  1. an association of financiers, companies, etc, esp one formed for a particular purpose

  2. law the right of husband or wife to the company, assistance, and affection of the other

Origin of consortium

C19: from Latin: community of goods, partnership; see consort

Derived forms of consortium

  • consortial, adjective

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