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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
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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  • In their wanderlust, travelers are lovers looking for consummation.
  • Also, traditionally, no children need to actually result from consummation.
  • With this consummation the rebellion falls and peace will be proclaimed.
  • Next to that consummation, a cake on a rake is a pretty feeble entertainment.
  • To meet and overthrow that dynasty is the work before all those who would prevent that consummation.
  • To meet and overthrow the power of that dynasty, is the work now before all those who would prevent that consummation.
  • The marriage of talent and subject, it turns out, can be a blessed one however painful its consummation.
  • consummation may occur on or after the seventh business day after the delivery or mailing of these disclosures.
  • It is further conditioned upon full payment of any required unjust enrichment payments on or before the consummation date.
Word Origin and History for consummation
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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