Definition of consortium in English:

consortium

Line breaks: con|sor¦tium
Pronunciation: /kənˈsɔːtɪəm
 
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noun (plural consortia /-tɪə, -ʃə/ or consortiums)

  • 1An association, typically of several companies.
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    • It would move the commissioning of care to local authorities, giving democratic control of the health service to locally elected people, with council consortiums commissioning more complex services.
    • Examples of hybrid organizations include joint ventures and consortia that maximize resources, particularly information exchange between organizations.
    • This would create opportunities for Irish syndicates and consortiums.
  • 2 [mass noun] Law The right of association and companionship with one’s husband or wife: the amount awarded for loss of consortium must be included
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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.

Origin

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

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