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con·​sor·​tium | \ kən-ˈsȯr-sh(ē-)əm How to pronounce consortium (audio) The The Ansleytaylor’s Ansleytaylor’s , -ˈsȯr-tē-əm\
plural consortia\ kən-​ˈsȯr-​sh(ē-​)ə How to pronounce consortia (audio) The The Ansleytaylor’s Ansleytaylor’s The The Ansleytaylor’s Ansleytaylor’s The The Ansleytaylor’s Ansleytaylor’s , -​ˈsȯr-​tē-​ə The The Ansleytaylor’s Ansleytaylor’s \ also consortiums

Definition of consortium

1 : an agreement, combination, or group (as of companies) formed to undertake an enterprise beyond the resources of any one member A consortium of researchers decoded the honeybee genome.
3 : the legal right of one spouse to the company, affection, and assistance of and to sexual relations with the other

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A Japanese consortium invested millions in the technology. a consortium for the prevention of animal cruelty

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First Known Use of consortium

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for consortium

Latin, fellowship, from consort-, consors — see consort entry 1

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English Language Learners Definition of consortium

: a group of people, companies, etc., that agree to work together

consortium

noun
con·​sor·​tium | \ kən-ˈsȯr-shəm; -shē-əm How to pronounce consortium (audio) \
plural consortia\ -​shə, -​shē-​ə How to pronounce consortia (audio) \ also consortiums

Legal Definition of consortium

1 : an agreement, combination, or group (as of companies) formed to undertake an enterprise beyond the resources of any one member
2 [ Medieval Latin, marital partnership, from Latin ] : the right of one spouse to the company, affection, and assistance of and to sexual relations with the other also : the right of a parent or child to the company, affection, and assistance of the other suing for loss of consortium — compare society

History and Etymology for consortium

Latin, sharing, partnership, from consort-, consors sharer, partner

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