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

Examples of consular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web María Conte Miller, the institute's executive director, said her agency has been talking to Dominican consular officials to identify family members of those who died. DÁnica Coto, ajc, 13 May 2022 Marines said consular officials there disappeared for 12 hours at a time. Mirzahussain Sadid, ProPublica, 5 Apr. 2022 Payne says Cheng has been allowed regular access to Australian consular officials, who last saw her on March 21. Julia Hollingsworth, CNN, 30 Mar. 2022 The State Department said Thursday that consular officials haven’t been able to meet Griner. Louise Radnofsky And Ben Cohen, WSJ, 18 Mar. 2022 Since consular services in Havana were shut down by Trump, Cubans applying for U.S. visas have been required to go to the embassy in Guyana. Washington Post, 21 Apr. 2022 On Monday, the US State Department ordered non-essential consular personnel and their families to leave the city, citing the surge in Covid-19 cases and the impact of restrictions imposed to contain it. David Culver, CNN, 11 Apr. 2022 The official address for the Russian Consulate in Montreal remains listed as Avenue de Musée, according to the official Russian consular service website. Chiara Vercellone, USA TODAY, 28 Mar. 2022 One key question in that work is whether the U.S. will reopen its consulate general in East Jerusalem, which traditionally served as a consular operation for Palestinians. Conor Finnegan, ABC News, 28 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of consular

1533, in the meaning defined above

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“Consular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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