consummation

  • 1 Consummation — Con sum*ma tion (k[o^]n s[u^]m*m[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [L. consummatio.] The act of consummating, or the state of being consummated; completion; perfection; termination; end (as of the world or of life). [1913 Webster] T is a consummation Devoutly to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 consummation — index action (performance), cessation (termination), close (conclusion), commission (act) …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Consummation — (v. lat.), 1) die wirkliche Vollziehung eines Contracts, indem jeder der Contrahenten das erfüllt, wozu er sich verbindlich gemacht hat: 2) im Criminalrecht die völlige Vollendung des Verbrechens (Consummatum delictum), s. u. Verbrecherischer… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 4 Consummation — Consummation, lat., Vollziehung, Vollendung, z.B. eines Contracts, eines Verbrechens …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 5 consummation — late 14c., completion, from L. consummationem (nom. consummatio), from consummat , pp. stem of consummare to sum up, finish, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + summa sum, total, from summus highest (see SUM …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 consummation — [n] achievement, fulfillment cleanup, completion, culmination, doing it to a T*, end, mop up, payoff, perfection, realization, to a finish, wind up*, wrap, wrap up*; concept 706 Ant. failure, unfulfillment …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 consummation — [kän΄sə mā′shən] n. [ME consummacioun < OFr consumation < L consummatio] 1. a consummating or being consummated; completion; fulfillment 2. an end; conclusion; outcome …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Consummation — This article is about the consummation of marriages. For other uses, see Consummation (disambiguation). Illustration from Tacuinum Sanitatis, a medieval handbook on wellness. Consummation or consummation of a marriage, in many traditions and… …

    Wikipedia

  • 9 consummation — noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of consummating < the consummation of a contract by mutual signature >; specifically the consummating of a marriage 2. the ultimate end ; finish …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 consummation — /kon seuh may sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of consummating; completion. 2. the state of being consummated; perfection; fulfillment. [1350 1400; ME consummacioun ( < MF) < L consummation (s. of consummatio). See CONSUMMATE, ION] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 consummation — con|sum|ma|tion [ˌkɔnsəˈmeıʃən US ˌka:n ] n [singular, U] formal 1.) when people make a marriage or relationship complete by having sex 2.) the point at which something is complete or perfect ▪ the consummation of his ambitions …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 consummation — con|sum|ma|tion [ ,kansə meıʃn ] noun uncount FORMAL 1. ) the act of consummating a marriage or relationship 2. ) the time at which something is finally completed: the consummation of her whole life s work …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 consummation — noun (U) formal 1 the act of making a marriage or relationship complete by having sex 2 the point at which something is complete or perfect: the consummation of his ambitions …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 consummation — UK [ˌkɒnsəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌkɑnsəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n] noun [uncountable] formal 1) the act of consummating a marriage or relationship 2) the time at which something is finally completed the consummation of her whole life s work …

    English dictionary

  • 15 consummation — consummate ► VERB 1) make (a marriage or relationship) complete by having sexual intercourse. 2) complete (a transaction). ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing great skill and flair. DERIVATIVES consummately adverb consummation noun consummator noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 consummation — noun a) The act of consummating, or the state of being consummated; the state of being completed; completion. b) The first act of sexual intercourse in a relationship, particularly the first such act following marriage …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 consummation — Synonyms and related words: Z, accomplished fact, accomplishing, accomplishment, achievement, achieving, acme, acme of perfection, apodosis, attaining, attainment, bitter end, carrying out, catastrophe, ceasing, cessation, climax, closure, coda,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 consummation — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. fulfillment, completion, culmination; see end 2 , perfection 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. completion, perfecting, fulfillment, finishing, crowning, *finishing touch, cap, realization, attainment. III (Roget s… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 consummation — con·sum·ma·tion || ‚kÉ’nsÉ™ meɪʃn n. realization, culmination, perfection, completion …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 consummation — n. Completion, termination, finishing, close, accomplishment, fulfilment, achievement, realization, last stroke, finishing stroke, last finish, final touch, crowning touch …

    New dictionary of synonyms


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