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con•sor•ti•um



Pronunciation: (kun-sôr'shē-um, -tē-), [key]
n.,
pl. -ti•aPronunciation: (-shē-u, -tē-u). [key]

1. a combination of financial institutions, capitalists, etc., for carrying into effect some financial operation requiring large resources of capital.
2. any association, partnership, or union.
3. Law.the legal right of husband and wife to companionship and conjugal intercourse with each other: In a wrongful death action the surviving spouse commonly seeks damages for loss of consortium.

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