Consultation Con`sul*ta"tion, n. [L. consultatio: cf. F. consultation.] 1. The act of consulting or conferring; deliberation of two or more persons on some matter, with a view to a decision. [1913 Webster]

Thus they doubtful consultations dark Ended. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. A council or conference, as of physicians, held to consider a special case, or of lawyers restained in a cause. [1913 Webster]

{Writ of consultation} (Law), a writ by which a cause, improperly removed by prohibition from one court to another, is returned to the court from which it came; -- so called because the judges, on consultation, find the prohibition ill-founded. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • consultation — [ kɔ̃syltasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • consultacion av. 1356; lat. consultatio 1 ♦ Réunion de personnes qui délibèrent sur une affaire, un cas. Consultation de spécialistes. « Il était en consultation avec d autres médecins » (Rousseau). 2 ♦ (1548) Action de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • consultation — con‧sul‧ta‧tion [ˌkɒnslˈteɪʆn ǁ ˌkɑːn ] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] a discussion in which people can give their opinions, before a decision is made : • Following extensive consultation with staff, the company introduced a new salary… …   Financial and business terms

  • consultation — CONSULTATION. s. fém. Conférence que l on tient pour consulter sur quelque affaire, sur une maladie. Grande, longue consultation. Faire une consultation. Ils furent long temps en consultation. Les Médecins n ont rien résolu après une longue… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • consultation — Consultation. s. f. v. Conference que l on tient pour consulter sur quelque affaire, sur une maladie. Grande, longue consultation. faire une consultation. ils furent long temps en consultation. les Medecins n ont rien resolu aprés une longue… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Consultation — may refer to: Public consultation, a process by which the public s input on matters affecting them is sought Consultation (Texas), the 1835 Texas meeting of colonists on a proposed rebellion against the Republic of Mexico Consultation (doctor), a …   Wikipedia

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  • consultation — early 15c., from M.Fr. consultation, from L. consultationem (nom. consultatio), from pp. stem of consultare consult, ask counsel of; reflect, consider maturely, frequentative of consulere to deliberate, consider, originally probably to call… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Consultation — (v. lat.), 1) Überlegung, Berathschlagung; 2) ein zur Entscheidung vorgetragener zweifelhafter Rechtsfall; 3) das Fragen um Rath; daher Consultator (Consultor), welcher um Rath fragt; 4) Berathung mehrerer Sachverständigen unter sich über einen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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