Consulate definition

kŏnsə-lĭt
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The office or residence of a consul.
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The office, term of office, or jurisdiction of a consul.
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The residence or official premises of a consul.
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Government by consuls.
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The position, powers, and functions of a consul.
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The term of office of a consul; consulship.
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A government by consuls.
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The residency of a consul.
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In practice, an office of a government in a foreign city that oversees the distribution of visas and provides assistance to nationals.
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the Consulate
  • the consular government of France from 1799 to 1804
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
consulate
Plural:
consulates

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Consulate

Origin of consulate

  • Middle English consulat consulship from Latin cōnsulātus from cōnsul consul consul

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition