noun (plural consortia; also -sortiums) Etymology: Latin, fellowship, from consort-, consors Date: 1829 1. an agreement, combination, or group (as of companies) formed to undertake an enterprise beyond the resources of any one member 2. association, society 3. the legal right of one spouse to the company, affection, and assistance of and to sexual relations with the other

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  • consortium — con·sor·tium /kən sȯr shəm; shē əm/ n pl sor·tia / shə, shē ə/ also sortiums [Latin, sharing, partnership, from consort consors sharer, partner] 1: an agreement, combination, or group (as of companies) formed to undertake an enterprise beyond… …   Law dictionary

  • consortium — [ kɔ̃sɔrsjɔm ] n. m. • 1869; mot angl. , du lat. « association » ♦ Groupement d entreprises constitué pour la réalisation d une opération financière ou économique. Des consortiums d achat (⇒ comptoir) . Consortium bancaire, pour le financement d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • consortium — 1829, from L. consortium fellowship, participation, society, from consors (gen. consortis; see CONSORT (Cf. consort)). Earlier, in British law, a term for right of husband s access to his wife …   Etymology dictionary

  • Consortĭum — (Consortio, lat.), 1) Gesellschaft; 2) Ehe …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • consortium — has a plural consortiums or (occasionally) consortia …   Modern English usage

  • consortium — ► NOUN (pl. consortia or consortiums) ▪ an association, typically of several companies. ORIGIN Latin, partnership …   English terms dictionary

  • consortium — [kən sôrt′ē əm; kənsôr′shē əm, kən sôr′shəm] n. pl. consortia [kən sôrt′ēə, kən sôr′shēə, kən sôr′shəmə] [L, community of goods: see CONSORT] 1. a partnership or association; specif., a) a temporary alliance of two or more business firms in a… …   English World dictionary

  • Consortium — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Consortium (homonymie). Un consortium (du latin signifiant « partenariat » ou « association ») est une collaboration temporaire entre plusieurs acteurs à un projet ou programme dans le but d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Consortium — This article is about the type of voluntary association. For other uses, see Consortium (disambiguation). A consortium is an association of two or more individuals, companies, organizations or governments (or any combination of these entities)… …   Wikipedia

  • consortium — A group of companies that cooperate and share resources in order to achieve a common objective. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * consortium con‧sor‧ti‧um [kənˈsɔːtiəm ǁ ɔːr ] noun consortiums PLURALFORM or consortia [ tiə] [countable] …   Financial and business terms

  • consortium — /k3nsorsh(iy)3m/ Conjugal fellowship of husband and wife, and the right of each to the company, society, co operation, affection, and aid of the other in every conjugal relation. Roseberry v. Starkovich, 73 N.M. 211, 387 P.2d 321, 322. Loss of… …   Black's law dictionary

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