consummation


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consummation

(kŏn″sŭ-mā′shŭn)
The first act of sexual intercourse after marriage.

consummation

The first act of sexual intercourse after marriage. Nowadays, this has mainly legal significance.
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I had come to his door no better than a beggar and little more than a child; he had met me with treachery and violence; it would be a fine consummation to take the upper hand, and drive him like a herd of sheep.
After so much time spent in painful labour, to arrive at once at the summit of my desires was the most gratifying consummation of my toils.
To be Premier of England, to stand for the people, to carry through to its logical consummation a bloodless revolution, surely this is worth while.
A feeling which I cannot describe--an indefinite sense of some catastrophe, or consummation --impelled me to make my way into this part of the house, where I discovered what you see.
Had he known what further the boy contemplated he would doubtless have entirely abandoned his own scheme of revenge and aided the boy whole heartedly in the consummation of the lad's, which would have been better for Paulvitch, could he have but read the future but a few short hours ahead.
Rose might shrink at first from the plain-spokenness of the situation, but this phase would soon pass and then the fact that she knew he was not hiding his love for her even from his wife would make it far easier to press his suit and possibly to bring it to a swift consummation.
The guide wanted us to give them some money, and we did it; but when he went on to say that they were starving to death we could not but feel that we had done a great sin in throwing obstacles in the way of such a desirable consummation, and so we tried to collect it back, but it could not be done.
On consummation of the proposal, Associated would have consolidated assets of approximately $22.
Consummation of marriage, however, as the case of Ursina studied by Cecilia Cristellon in her second contribution to the collection shows, was not by itself the only condition for legitimating a marriage.
As of the consummation date of the acquisition, management having the appropriate level of authority begins to assess and formulate a plan.
Upon the consummation of the recapitalization transaction, the Investor will become a member of Multi-Shot, and, thus, a party to the Amended Merger Agreement.
On consummation of the proposal, Citizens Bank would become the 23rd largest insured depository institution in Arkansas, controlling deposits of $308.