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consociate

Line breaks: con|so¦ci|ate
Pronunciation: /kɒnˈsəʊʃɪət
 
, -sɪət
 
/

Definition of consociate in English:

noun

rare
A partner or associate.
Example sentences
  • This case, which was well watched by the hospital obstetric clerk, and his consociate, Mr. Davy, was a very interesting one.
  • Consociates are mutually involved in one another's biography.
  • This face-to-face relationship between consociates need not be especially intimate.

Origin

late Middle English (as an adjective in the sense 'associated'): from Latin consociatus 'joined in action', from the verb consociare, from con 'together' + socius 'sharing, allied'.

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