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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This encouraged me to keep on with a modern and avant-garde diplomacy, becoming a pioneer of the cross-border consular diplomacy. Marcela Celorio, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Commentary: Why Mexican consul general embraced cross-border diplomacy," 14 June 2019 Nine days after her arrest, China seized two Canadians, who remain in custody with only sporadic access to consular officials. Josh Wingrove And Justin Sink / Bloomberg, Time, "Trump to Host Canada's Trudeau Next Week to Discuss Trade Deal and Huawei," 14 June 2019 Agents seized emails, texts and phone records showing that Xu had been communicating with consular officials since at least 2013, according to court records. Scott Glover, CNN, "US Customs supervisor had 'highly suspicious' contact with Chinese officials, prosecutors say," 13 June 2019 Two French consular officials took an Uber to Wahls’ smithy during an Indy visit after stumbling across his website in France. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "He once drove a $60,000 Jaguar and almost drank himself to death. He found salvation in steel and flames.," 7 June 2019 Ramrakha—born in Kenya to an Indian consular official, the grandson of a stationmaster on the railway from Mombasa to Nairobi—took some of his earliest photographs as a teenager. Emmanuel Iduma, The New York Review of Books, "‘Gone Like a Meteor’: Epitaph for the Lost Youth of the Biafran War," 30 May 2019 Normally his office would issue passports, promote trade deals, liaise between Caracas and Bogotá and execute other consular tasks. John Otis, WSJ, "Envoys to Rival Venezuelan Leaders Jockey for Power Abroad," 17 Apr. 2019 Some adults, noted as consular workers in ProPublica’s video of the recording, can be heard speaking Spanish and talking about identification numbers to the children. Alix Langone, Time, "Listen to Audio of Children Separated From Their Parents Inside Border Patrol Facilities," 20 June 2018 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

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First Known Use of consular

1533, in the meaning defined above

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