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cortege

or cor·tège

[kawr-tezh, -teyzh]
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noun
  1. a procession, especially a ceremonial one: a funeral cortege.
  2. a line or train of attendants; retinue.
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Origin of cortege

1670–80; < French < Italian corteggio courtly retinue, derivative of corteggiare to court, itself derivative of corte court
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British Dictionary definitions for cortege

cortege

cortge

noun
  1. a formal procession, esp a funeral procession
  2. a train of attendants; retinue
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Word Origin

C17: from French, from Italian corteggio, from corteggiare to attend, from corte court
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Word Origin and History for cortege

n.

1640s, "train of attendants," from French cortège (16c.), from Italian corteggio "retinue," from corte "court," from Latin cohortem (see court (n.)).

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