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 By the time Trump left the White House, his team had reshaped not just the policy, but every level of a complex interagency process that crosses everything from Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents to State Department consular officers. Wire Service, The Mercury News, 19 May 2024 The play, which is set around the turn of the 21st century, draws from the historical referent wherein the Sept. 11 hijackers all had been approved for visas at some point by consular officials who, in hindsight, clearly missed some things. Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, 10 May 2024 The State Department has not determined Wells to be wrongfully detained, but he is regularly visited by U.S. consular officials who monitor his treatment, health and safety, most recently in January, the spokesperson said. Jennifer Jett, NBC News, 30 Apr. 2024 Iran’s unprecedented direct attack on Israel, which followed its deadly strike on Iran’s consular building in Syria, left the U.S. and its allies scrambling to avoid a wider conflict as the world waits to see what comes next. NBC News, 16 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for consular 

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Word History

First Known Use

1533, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of consular was in 1533

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“Consular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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