Consummation
Consummation Con`sum*ma"tion (k[o^]n`s[u^]m*m[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [L. consummatio.] The act of consummating, or the state of being consummated; completion; perfection; termination; end (as of the world or of life). [1913 Webster]

``'T is a consummation Devoutly to be wished. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

From its original to its consummation. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Quiet consummation have, And renown['e]d be thy grave. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Consummation of marriage}, completion of the connubial relation by actual cohabition. [1913 Webster]


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  • consummation — noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of consummating < the consummation of a contract by mutual signature >; specifically the consummating of a marriage 2. the ultimate end ; finish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • consummation — /kon seuh may sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of consummating; completion. 2. the state of being consummated; perfection; fulfillment. [1350 1400; ME consummacioun ( < MF) < L consummation (s. of consummatio). See CONSUMMATE, ION] * * * …   Universalium

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