Consortion



[noun kon-sawrt, verb kuh n-sawrt] /noun ˈkɒn sɔrt, verb kənˈsɔrt/

noun
1.
a husband or wife; spouse, especially of a reigning monarch.
Compare , .
2.
one vessel or ship accompanying another.
3.
Music.

4.
a companion, associate, or partner:
a confidant and consort of heads of state.
5.
accord or agreement.
6.
Obsolete.

verb (used without object)
7.
to associate; keep company:
to consort with known criminals.
8.
to agree or harmonize.
verb (used with object)
9.
to associate, join, or unite.
10.
Obsolete.

verb (kənˈsɔːt)
1.
(intransitive) usually foll by with. to keep company (with undesirable people); associate
2.
(intransitive) to agree or harmonize
3.
(transitive) (rare) to combine or unite
noun (ˈkɒnsɔːt)
4.
(esp formerly)

5.
the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
6.
a partner or companion, esp a husband or wife
7.
a ship that escorts another
8.
(obsolete)

n.

early 15c., “partner,” from Middle French consort “colleague, partner, wife” (14c., Old French consorte), from Latin consortem (nominative consors) “partner, comrade; wife, brother, sister,” noun use of adjective meaning “having the same lot, of the same fortune,” from com- “with” (see com-) + sors “a share, lot” (see sort (n.)). Sense of “husband or wife” (“partner in marriage”) is 1630s in English.
v.

1580s, from consort (n.). Related: Consorted; consorting. Confused in form and sense with concert since 1580s.

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