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cortege

or cortège

[kawr-tezh, -teyzh] /kɔrˈtɛʒ, -ˈteɪʒ/
noun
1.
a procession, especially a ceremonial one:
a funeral cortege.
2.
a line or train of attendants; retinue.
Origin of cortege
1670-1680
1670-80; < French < Italian corteggio courtly retinue, derivative of corteggiare to court, itself derivative of corte court
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cortege

/kɔːˈteɪʒ/
noun
1.
a formal procession, esp a funeral procession
2.
a train of attendants; retinue
Word Origin
C17: from French, from Italian corteggio, from corteggiare to attend, from cortecourt
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Word Origin and History for cortege
n.

1640s, "train of attendants," from French cortège (16c.), from Italian corteggio "retinue," from corte "court," from Latin cohortem (see court (n.)).

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