plural con·sor·tia\-ˈsȯr-sh(ē-)ə, -ˈsȯr-tē-ə\ also con·sortiums
: an agreement, combination, or group (as of companies) formed to undertake an enterprise beyond the resources of any one member
: the legal right of one spouse to the company, affection, and assistance of and to sexual relations with the other
Examples of CONSORTIUM
- A Japanese consortium invested millions in the technology.
- <a consortium for the prevention of animal cruelty>
Origin of CONSORTIUM
Latin, fellowship, from consort-, consors
First Known Use: 1829
Related to CONSORTIUM
- board, brotherhood, chamber, club, college, congress, association, council, fellowship, fraternity, guild (also gild), institute, institution, league, order, organization, society, sodality
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