con·​sul·​ar ˈkän(t)-s(ə-)lər How to pronounce consular (audio)
: 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 Travel advisories and advice are only issued after a thorough analysis of information sources, including consular trends observed by Canadian diplomats, according to Global Affairs Canada. Aliza Chasan, CBS News, 30 Aug. 2023 There is some tension between those Republic-era Ambassadors who can raise revenue from consular services provided to sizable Afghan populations (there are some hundred and fifty thousand Afghans living in Britain, according to Rassoul) and those who have no such population to serve. Steve Coll, The New Yorker, 13 Aug. 2023 Sweden provided consular services for Americans in past cases, but Swedish diplomatic staff reportedly haven’t returned since North Korea ordered foreigners to leave the country at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hyung-Jin Kim, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Aug. 2023 In March, Saudi Arabia and Syria agreed to resume consular services. Sam Heller, Foreign Affairs, 14 Aug. 2023 Strikingly, the Taliban’s foreign ministry has not tried as yet to disrupt the consular work of non-Taliban Embassies. Steve Coll, The New Yorker, 13 Aug. 2023 Britain, which has a large contingent, has sent consular officials to the site, a foreign office spokesperson said. Reuters, NBC News, 4 Aug. 2023 Russia’s deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, told journalists Thursday that Russia was considering another request from the U.S. Embassy for consular access, but no decision had been made. Robyn Dixon, Washington Post, 22 June 2023 And Tongans will still have to fly to Fiji for most consular services. Rachel Pannett, Washington Post, 26 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1533, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of consular was in 1533

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“Consular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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