Definition of consortium in English:


Syllabification: con·sor·ti·um
Pronunciation: /kənˈsôrSH(ē)əm, -ˈsôrtēəm

noun (plural consortia /-tēə, -SH(ē)ə/ or consortiums)

  • 2 Law The right of association and companionship with one’s husband or wife.
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    • I though I read that the cause of action was for some form of loss of consortium - of the husband, that is.
    • The action for loss of consortium in a sense would become irrelevant so far as concerns husbands and wives.
    • The jury also made an award to him for loss of consortium.


early 19th century (in the sense 'partnership'): from Latin, from consors 'sharing, partner' (see consort1).

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