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noun accompanier, associate, colleague, comate, comes, companion, compeer, comrade, confrère, conjugal partner, copartner, escort, fellow, fellow compannon, helpmate, husband, marital partner, maritus, marriage partner, mate, partner, socius, spouse, wife
Associated concepts: alienation of affections, criminal connersation, loss of consortium
See also: accompany, cartel, coactor, colleague, consociate, contributor, copartner, join, spouse

CONSORT. A man or woman married. The man is the consort of his wife, the woman is the consort of her husband.

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Still,the idea persisted: In December 2012 , several LAL editors met in Abu Dhabi, along with poet Richard Sieburth, to discuss the writings of Consorts and to talk about the collaborative and reader-focused nature of what they were attempting.
Kinney offers a full account of the influential imperial consorts of the Former Han dynasty.
The ultimate impression of this book is that these queen consorts were the last generation to move in a world in which Europe was held together by the familial ties between royal houses.
The 57-year-old widow reckons she might have a shortlist of up to eight volunteers willing to act as her consort - including fellow councillors, her daughters - and even two of her grandsons.
The best evidence of powerful women in Assyria, therefore, relates to queen mothers rather than consorts or wives.
Does the consort have a parallel set of rooms and public spaces?
Payne also includes an organ part for all of the consorts that have one in any extant contemporary sources, although he remains equivocal about whether Ward intended organ accompaniment or not.
While there is some lovely music-making on it--for example, the opening section of Fantazia 7, rich in its false relations--the ensemble lacks the sense of common purpose found in the other three consorts.
One immediately notices that there is something extraordinary about this book, for it begins with a 3 1/2-page 'historical capriccio' describing an imaginary concert at Whitehall on the eve of Strafford's impeachment in 1641, at which consort music by William Lawes is about to be played.
Unfortunately for the Emperor, the Great Wall has sprung up behind him, separating him from his consorts.
The consort of a reigning king is a queen while that of a reigning queen is by custom a prince.
When I sat down to review Devi: Goddesses of India, I assumed that I would simply be reading a new edition of The Divine Consort (Berkeley, 1982), the well-known collection of essays also edited by Hawley and Wulff.

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