cor·tege also cor·tège (kôr-tĕzh)
1. A train of attendants, as of a distinguished person; a retinue.
a. A ceremonial procession.
b. A funeral procession.
[French cortège, from Old Italian corteggio, from corteggiare, to pay honor, from corte, court, from Latin cohors, cohort-, throng; see gher-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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