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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Con’sort
 
is, properly, one whose lot is cast in with another. As the Queen does not lose by marriage her separate existence, like other women, her husband is called a consort, because he consorts with the Queen, but does not share her sovereignty.   1
       
“Wilt thou be our consort?”
       
Shakespeare: Two Gentlemen of Verona, iv. 1.
 


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