queen consort
noun (plural queens consort) Date: 1765 the wife of a reigning king

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  • Queen consort — Consort Con sort (k[o^]n s[^o]rt), n. [L. consore, sortis; con + sors lot, fate, share. See {Sort}.] 1. One who shares the lot of another; a companion; a partner; especially, a wife or husband. Milton. [1913 Webster] He single chose to live, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Queen consort — Queen Queen, n. [OE. quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. cw[=e]n wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. qu[=a]n wife, woman, Icel. kv[=a]n wife, queen, Goth. q[=e]ns. [root]221. See {Quean}.] 1. The wife of a king. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman who is the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • queen consort — n. the wife of a reigning king …   English World dictionary

  • Queen consort — A queen consort is the title given to the wife of a reigning king. Queen consorts usually share their husbands rank (in salic or semi salic law monarchies) and hold the feminine equivalent of their husbands monarchical titles. Most of the time,… …   Wikipedia

  • Queen Consort — Als queen consort (dt. Königsgemahlin, Gemahlin des Königs) bezeichnet man im englischen Sprachgebrauch im Gegensatz zur queen regnant (dt. regierende Königin) eine Königin bzw. Queen, welche diesen Status nicht aus eigenem Recht, sondern… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Queen consort — Als queen consort (dt. Königsgemahlin, Gemahlin des Königs) bezeichnet man im englischen Sprachgebrauch im Gegensatz zur queen regnant (dt. regierende Königin) eine Königin bzw. Queen, welche diesen Status nicht aus eigenem Recht, sondern… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • queen consort — The wife of the reigning king of England. As queen consort, by virtue of her marriage, she possesses various prerogatives above all other women of the kingdom. See 1 Bl Comm 218 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • queen consort — queen′ con′sort n. gov the wife of a reigning monarch • Etymology: 1755–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • queen consort — noun the wife of a reigning king • Hypernyms: ↑queen …   Useful english dictionary

  • queen consort — the wife of a ruling king. [1755 65] * * * …   Universalium

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