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Noun: consortium (consortiums,consortia)  kun'sor-sh(ee-)um or kun'sor-tee-um [N. Amer], kun'sor-tee-um [Brit]
  1. A group of individuals or companies formed to transact some specific business or to promote a common interest
    - pool, syndicate
  2. (law) a person's right to all the normal relationships with their spouse

Derived forms: consortiums, consortia

Type of: association

Encyclopedia: Consortium