Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Conjugal fellowship and society. See 150 N. Y. 176, 55 Am. St. Rep. 670, 34 L. R. A. 156, 44 N. E 773; also Ann. Cas. 1912B, 1120.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In the civil law. A union of fortunes; a lawful Roman marriage. Also, the Joining of several persons as parties to one action. In old English law, the term signified company or society. In the language of pleading, (as in the phrase per quod consortium amisit) it means the companionship or society of a wlfe, Bigaouette v. Paulet, 134 Mass. 123, 45 Am. Rep. 307; Lockwood v. Lockwood, 67 Minn. 476, 70 N. W. 784; Kelley v. Railroad Co., 168 Mass. 308, 46 N. E. 1063, 38 L. R. A. 631, 60 Ain. St Rep. 397.