con·sul·ar | \ˈkän(t)-s(ə-)lər \

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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At the end of the audio, a consular official offers to call the girl’s aunt. Ginger Thompson, Houston Chronicle, "Listen to children who’ve just been separated from their parents at the border," 18 June 2018 The department spent about $400,000 to retrofit a consular building in the Arnona neighborhood to serve as the embassy. Rory Jones, WSJ, "5 Things to Know About the U.S. Embassy’s Move to Jerusalem," 14 May 2018 The State Department said Nguyen’s most recent consular visit was on June 29. Chris Fuchs /, NBC News, "U.S. citizen arrested during protest in Vietnam scheduled to stand trial," 13 July 2018 But after some hours in a waiting room Mr Fu was asked to leave by British diplomats, who cited his dual Canadian and Hong Kong-Chinese nationality and urged him to seek consular help from those countries instead. The Economist, "Xi’s world order: July 2024," 7 July 2018 Azar said that can usually be accomplished by checking paperwork, such as birth certificates and consular documents. Alan Gomez, USA TODAY, "Trump administration vows to reunite nearly 3,000 separated families per judge's order," 5 July 2018 Australia's foreign affairs department said Wednesday in an email that consular authorities were assisting the family of the Australian victim and coordinating with British authorities about the second person. Fox News, "Selfie blamed in falling deaths of 2 tourists in Portugal," 13 June 2018 After opening the embassy next week, the US will build out additional office space at the consular facility by the end of 2019. Zachary Cohen, CNN, "Trump claims he saved almost $999,800,000 on US embassy in Jerusalem," 12 May 2018 The order also allows U.S. consular officials to issue individual waivers allowing entry from the seven countries in the ban in cases of hardship — waivers that the dissenters said have seldom been allowed since the policy took effect. Bob Egelko,, "Travel ban: Ruling a big win for Trump and presidential power," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of consular

1533, in the meaning defined above

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