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queen consort

the wife of a ruling king.
Origin of queen consort
1755-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And the queen-consort hurriedly despatched the governor of the city to the camp, to tell king Karmasena what had taken place.

    The Kath Sarit Sgara Somadeva Bhatta
  • The queen-consort of France, and several other ladies of high note, accompanied the monarch to the Holy Land.

    The History of Chivalry G. P. R. James
  • The chief wife, or queen-consort, was privileged to wear on her head a royal tiara or crown.

  • This fact established that, with respect to a queen-consort, a coronation was an honorary ceremony, unaccompanied by any acts.

    Coronation Anecdotes Giles Gossip
  • The rights of the queen-consort did not proceed from any coronation; they flowed from her relationship to the sovereign.

    Coronation Anecdotes Giles Gossip
  • How then could the crowning of a queen-consort be considered a necessary adjunct of the coronation of the reigning monarch?

    Coronation Anecdotes Giles Gossip
  • This being the queen-consort's birthday, there was an extraordinary appearance of gallantry, and a ball danced at Court.

  • The queen-consort, Catherine of Braganza, was as complacent to her husband's vices as the queen of Louis.

    The Wits and Beaux of Society Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
  • In many ways she was the leading spirit in the theater; at the least, a joint ruler, not a queen-consort.

    The Story of My Life Ellen Terry
  • Her establishment must also so far exceed that of a king or of a queen-consort, as being composed of ladies as well as gentlemen.

British Dictionary definitions for queen-consort

queen consort

the wife of a reigning king
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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