cortege

or cor·tège

[ kawr-tezh, -teyzh ]
/ kɔrˈtɛʒ, -ˈteɪʒ /

noun

a procession, especially a ceremonial one: a funeral cortege.
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 cortecourt
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cortege

cortge

/ (kɔːˈteɪʒ) /

noun

a formal procession, esp a funeral procession
a train of attendants; retinue

Word Origin for cortege

C17: from French, from Italian corteggio, from corteggiare to attend, from corte court
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