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consummation

[kon-suh-mey-shuh n] /ˌkɒn səˈmeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of consummating; completion.
2.
the state of being consummated; perfection; fulfillment.
Origin of consummation
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English consummacioun (< Middle French) < Latin consummātiōn- (stem of consummātiō). See consummate, -ion
Related forms
nonconsummation, noun
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n.

late 14c., "completion," from Latin consummationem (nominative consummatio), from consummat-, past participle stem of consummare "to sum up, finish," from com- "together" (see com-) + summa "sum, total," from summus "highest" (see sum). Sense of "completion of a marriage (by sexual intercourse)" is c.1530.

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