from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The residence or official premises of a consul.
- n. The office, term of office, or jurisdiction of a consul.
- n. Government by consuls.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The residency of a consul
- n. In practice, an office of a government in a foreign city that oversees the distribution of visas and provides assistance to nationals.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The office of a consul.
- n. The jurisdiction or residence of a consul.
- n. Consular government; term of office of a consul.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office of a consul, in either the political or the legal sense of that word.
- n. In international law: The office or jurisdiction of a consul.
- n. The premises officially occupied by a consul.
- n. Goverment by consul or consuls; specifically, the government which existed in Francec from the overthrow of the Directory, November 9th, 1799, to the establishment of the empire, May 18th, 1804. See consul, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. diplomatic building that serves as the residence or workplace of a consul
Middle English consulat, consulship, from Latin cōnsulātus, from cōnsul, consul; see consul.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)