con·​sul·​ar | \ ˈkän(t)-s(ə-)lər How to pronounce consular (audio) \

Definition of consular

: of, relating to, or of the nature of a consul or a consul's office or duties consular responsibilities A lot of his consular work involves issuing visas to Americans bound for the Alps—and Hitz happens to run a travel agency.— Hugh D. Menzies In Cicero's day, consular hopefuls behaved as politicians always have and forever will.— Lionel Casson

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Qureshi said that even if the U.N. court found that Pakistan breached an international treaty on consular relations, the judges should not order Jadhav’s release, but instead call for a review and reconsideration of his convictions. Mike Corder, The Seattle Times, "Pakistan says India using UN court for ‘political theater’," 19 Feb. 2019 On Monday, a consular officer in Miami joined Venezuela’s military attache in Washington, Col. Joshua Goodman, The Seattle Times, "Amid mass arrests, Maduro won’t touch rival Guaido," 29 Jan. 2019 In 2017 consular officers adjudicated more than 13 million nonimmigrant visa applications. Dave Seminara, WSJ, "Constitutional Ways to Curb ‘Birth Tourism’," 11 Nov. 2018 Now those officers, along with consular officers at the State Department, feel empowered to exercise their own discretion, take more time scrutinizing each applicant and more strictly enforce existing laws on inadmissibility, the official said. Abigail Hauslohner And Andrew Ba Tran,, "Trump is making inroads in reducing legal immigration," 3 July 2018 Nauert said consular officers visited Nguyen at the first available opportunity, which was last Friday. Chris Fuchs /, NBC News, "U.S. citizen arrested during Vietnam protest still not charged with crime," 22 June 2018 Sweden communicates with Pyongyang but also stands in as a consular office for Americans in North Korea. Jessica Meyers,, "Ulan Bator? A ship at sea? The logistical nightmare of picking a venue for Trump to meet with Kim Jong Un," 12 Mar. 2018 Rob Malley, president of the group, said Canadian consular officers had not been given access yet to Kovrig. Christopher Bodeen, The Seattle Times, "China says no information on detained ex-Canadian diplomat," 12 Dec. 2018 The granting of waivers, the order said, is left to the discretion of consular officers responsible for reviewing applications. New York Times, "Trump’s Travel Ban: How It Works and Who Is Affected," 1 July 2018

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1533, in the meaning defined above

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