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queen consort

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noun
  1. the wife of a ruling king.
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Origin of queen consort

First recorded in 1755–65
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Historical Examples

  • The queen-consort of France, and several other ladies of high note, accompanied the monarch to the Holy Land.

    The History of Chivalry

    G. P. R. James

  • The chief wife, or Queen-Consort, was privileged to wear on her head a royal tiara or crown.

  • And the queen-consort hurriedly despatched the governor of the city to the camp, to tell king Karmasena what had taken place.

    The Kath Sarit Sgara

    Somadeva Bhatta

  • The rights of the queen-consort did not proceed from any coronation; they flowed from her relationship to the sovereign.

  • How then could the crowning of a queen-consort be considered a necessary adjunct of the coronation of the reigning monarch?


British Dictionary definitions for queen consort

queen consort

noun
  1. the wife of a reigning king
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