consortium, loss of

consortium, loss of
n.
A cause of action that can be brought by someone whose spouse has been killed or injured, based on loss of material services, companionship, and sex.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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