In the civil law. A union of fortunes; a lawful Roman marriage. Also, the Joining of several persons as parties to one action. In old English law, the term signified company or society. In the language of pleading, (as in the phrase per quod consortium amisit) it means the companionship or society of a wife. Bigaouette v. Paulet, 134 Mass. 123. 45 Am. Rep. 307; Lockwood v. Lockwood, 67 Minn. 476, 70 N. W. 7S4; Kelley v. Railroad Co., 108 Mass. 308, 46 N. E. 1063, 38 L. R- A. 631, 60 Am. St. Rep. 397.