Etymology
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consortium (n.)

1829, "fellowship, association," from Latin consortium "fellowship, participation, society," from consors (genitive consortis; see consort (n.1)). Earlier, in British law, it was a term for "right of husband's access to his wife" and is attested from 1650s as a Latin word in English.

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Definitions of consortium

consortium (n.)
an association of companies for some definite purpose;
Synonyms: pool / syndicate
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