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con·sum·mate

 (kŏn′sə-māt′)
tr.v. con·sum·mat·ed, con·sum·mat·ing, con·sum·mates
1.
a. To bring to completion or fruition; conclude: consummate a business transaction.
b. To realize or achieve; fulfill: a dream that was finally consummated with the publication of her first book.
2.
a. To complete (a marriage) with the first act of sexual intercourse after the ceremony.
b. To fulfill (a sexual desire or attraction) especially by intercourse.
adj. (kən-sŭm′ĭt, kŏn′sə-mət)
1. Complete or perfect in every respect: consummate happiness. See Synonyms at perfect.
2. Supremely accomplished or skilled: "Sargent was now a consummate master of brushwork" (Roberta Smith).
3. Complete; utter: a consummate bore.

[Middle English consummaten, from Latin cōnsummāre, cōnsummāt- : com-, com- + summa, sum; see sum.]

con·sum′mate·ly (kən-sŭm′ĭt-lē) adv.
con′sum·ma′tive, con·sum′ma·to′ry (-sŭm′ə-tôr′ē) adj.
con′sum·ma′tor n.
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10) The traditional eschatological concept that the Church is God's reign and closely identifiable with God's consummative act regarding the reign is reiterated in DI, but it is rooted in the new Catholic Catechism that was promulgated in Latin in 1997--originally drafted in 1994 and influenced primarily by Ratzinger.
Our glorious past is very much replete in this respect and the stories related to the rights of minorities during the righteous Caliphate are consummative in the annals of history.
Rather than read, for example, the narrator as simply stopping his back-gazing blazoning of Leander's body as evidence of the narrator's refusal to champion consummation and sexual possessiveness, Bromley's evidence underscores how thoroughly Marlowe's poem teases (invigorates, even as it protests otherwise) with sodomitical texts and acts that repeatedly disrupt the consummative heteroerotic one.