usage note
This word is often used in the plural in sense 2).
el consorte, la consorte
masculine or feminine noun
1. (formal) (husband or wife) 
a. consort (formal) 
El consorte de la fallecida heredará su fortuna porque así lo acordaron.The dead woman's consort will inherit her fortune as that was what they agreed.
b. spouse 
El consorte suele ser la primera persona a la que se acude en caso de emergencia.Your spouse is usually the first person you turn to in the event of an emergency.
c. partner 
La policía sospecha que el asesino pueda ser el consorte de la mujer.The police suspect that the murderer could be the woman's partner.
2. (legal) 
Los cinco consortes se enfrentan a una pena de tres años.The five co-defendants are facing a three-year prison sentence.
3. (royalty) 
a. consort (noun) 
La reina consorte de España es una periodista que salía en televisión.The queen consort of Spain is a journalist who used to be on TV.
1. (cónyuge) 
a. spouse 
2. (príncipe) 
a. consort 
1 (esposo/a) consort; spouse
príncipe consorte prince consort
2 (compañero) partner; companion
3 consortes (Jur) accomplices
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