el consorte
-the consort
See the entry for consorte.


This word is often used in the plural in sense 2).
el consorte, la consorte(
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(husband or wife)
a. consort
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
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)
a. co-defendant
Los cinco consortes se enfrentan a una pena de tres años.The five co-defendants are facing a three-year prison sentence.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
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.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (cónyuge)
a. spouse
2. (príncipe)
a. consort
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1 (esposo/a) consort; spouse
príncipe consorte prince consort
2 (compañero) partner; companion
3 consortes (Jur) accomplices
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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