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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But a big part of the protocol chief’s work with the consular corps centers around hosting celebrations for each country’s national days. Carolyne Zinko, San Francisco Chronicle, "After 51 years serving SF, protocol queen Charlotte Shultz undaunted by elections, cancer," 29 May 2018 Honduran consular officials recently came to the detention center looking for parents who had been separated from their children. Annie Correal, New York Times, "Parents and Children Remain Separated by Miles and Bureaucracy," 30 June 2018 The State Department’s Office of Inspector General is investigating how agents in consular offices in Mexico handled the cases. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Terrifying stories from tourists in Mexico continue a year after mysterious drowning," 27 June 2018 The teenager eventually alerted British consular officials and was rescued days before the wedding. Fox News, "Parents convicted in attempt to force teen daughter to wed," 29 May 2018 Even if consular staff verify them, agents may still challenge migrants’ claims to their children. Molly Hennessy-fiske,, "Migrants, young and old, are not always related. Border Patrol says fear of child trafficking forces separations," 8 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of consular

1533, in the meaning defined above

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