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consortium n

pl: -sor·tia [-shə, -shē-ə] also: -sortiums
[Latin, sharing, partnership, from consort- consors sharer, partner]
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
: the right of a parent or child to the company, affection, and assistance of the other [suing for loss of ] compare society

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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