Definitions

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

Etymologies

Middle English consulat, consulship, from Latin cōnsulātus, from cōnsul, consul; see consul.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The consulate is located in a fun district near centro.

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  • Here we go again -- consulate people who don't know the rules.

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  • Half an hour ago I called the consulate to find out where he was.

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  • It is notable, that the Greek visas are given in Greek consulate in Moscow in 48 hours and in a day in the St. Petersburg one.

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  • When I was at the funeral parlour in Mumbai making arrangements to transport my sister's body back to Malaysia, I called the consulate requesting assistance.

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  • I didn't get my absentee ballot in time so I called the consulate in Johannesburg to see what I could do.

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  • While an attack against an American consulate, which is heavily fortified, may not be a surprise at this point, the crisis of governance in Pakistan took a turn for the worse again at the end of last week.

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  • The Brits discovered the shots were coming from a dilapidated building near the Iranian consulate, which is close to the base.

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  • We have heard that the British ambassador in Ankara is flying, has almost landed to Istanbul to check the situation at the consulate, which is a very cultural area, a very narrow street almost like a, you know, almost like a Broadway area where theaters and movie, movie theaters are located.

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  • “The two persons in it — giving the names I showed you — called the consulate earlier in the morning and inquired about you.”

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