noun Date: 14th century 1. a government by consuls 2. the office, term of office, or jurisdiction of a consul 3. the residence or official premises of a consul

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  • consulate — con‧su‧late [ˈkɒnsjlt ǁ ˈkɑːnslt] also Consulate noun [countable] the official building in which a consul lives and works: • The Embassy or Consulate of the country you are visiting will advise you what documents are required. * * * consulate …   Financial and business terms

  • consulate — con·sul·ate / kän sə lət/ n 1: the office, term of office, or jurisdiction of a consul 2: the residence or official premises of a consul Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • consulate — [kän′səlit] n. [ME consulat < L consulatus] 1. the position, powers, and functions of a consul 2. the office or residence of a consul 3. the term of office of a consul; consulship 4. a government by consuls the Consulate [Fr Consulat] …   English World dictionary

  • Consulate — Con su*late, n. [L. consulatus: cf. F. consulat.] 1. The office of a consul. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. The jurisdiction or residence of a consul. Kent. [1913 Webster] 3. Consular government; term of office of a consul. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consulate — late 14c., government of Rome by the consuls, from L. consulatus office of a consul, from consul (see CONSUL (Cf. consul)). Also used in reference to the consular government of France from 1799 1804. In reference to the office of a modern consul …   Etymology dictionary

  • consulate — [n] embassy consular office, government office, ministry; concepts 439,449 …   New thesaurus

  • consulate — ► NOUN 1) the place where a consul works. 2) (in ancient Rome) the period of office of a consul or the system of government by consuls …   English terms dictionary

  • Consulate —    The Consulate (Consulat) was the government of France that derived from Napoléon Bonaparte s coup d état of 18 Brumaire Year VIII (November 9, 1799) and replaced the directory (see napoléon i). It lasted from November 10, 1799, to May 18, 1804 …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

  • consulate — n. a consulate general * * * [ kɒnsjʊlɪt] a consulate general …   Combinatory dictionary

  • consulate — [[t]kɒ̱nsjʊlət, AM sə [/t]] consulates N COUNT: oft supp N A consulate is the place where a consul works. They managed to make contact with the British consulate in Lyons …   English dictionary

  • consulate — UK [ˈkɒnsjʊlət] / US [ˈkɑnsələt] noun [countable] Word forms consulate : singular consulate plural consulates the government building in which a consul works …   English dictionary

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