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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Since 1988, all U.S. consular offices have been required to distribute ballots to Democrats who want to vote in the primary. John Wildermuth,, "How Democrats get out the vote — from overseas," 27 Aug. 2019 There was barely any mention of the Gaza violence at Monday's lavish inauguration ceremony for the new embassy, an upgraded consular building located just 50 miles (80 kilometers) away. Fares Akram And Josef Federman, Houston Chronicle, "58 dead in Gaza protests as Israel fetes US Embassy move," 14 May 2018 Whelan has said that since he was arrested, he was hurt by a guard at the prison, has been interrogated without his lawyers and has had very limited access to consular services from the U.S. Embassy. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "Lawmakers to Russia: Show us evidence Paul Whelan is a spy or let him go," 12 Sep. 2019 The seizure of consular staff of any status or rank is highly unusual. Washington Post, "China says British consulate staffer detained 15 days," 23 Aug. 2019 After receiving treatment at the University of Pennsylvania, Lee was sent by the State Department, in 2018, to the U.S. Embassy in Barbados, for a new, three-year assignment managing consular affairs. Adam Entous, The New Yorker, "The Mystery of What Happened to American Diplomats and Spies in Havana Deepens," 29 July 2019 South Korea's Foreign Ministry sent a consul from the Consulate General in Atlanta to the scene of the accident to determine the status of the crew rescue and provide consular assistance to South Korean crew members who were already rescued. Natasha Chen, CNN, "4 crew members are still missing 24 hours after a cargo ship overturned off the Georgia coast," 9 Sep. 2019 Her husband, Abdulqader Faisal Hezam Al Dhaibani, was told of his visa approval orally and in writing after his consular interview in Djibouti in July 2017, then was notified of his rejection six months later, the suit said. Bob Egelko,, "Suit claims U.S. using Trump travel ban to withhold previously approved visas," 5 Sep. 2019 On Wednesday night, the Metropolitan Police released a statement attributed to Yulia Skripal, turning down a Russian offer of consular assistance, adding another irritant to worsening relations with Moscow. Stephen Castle,, "Attack on Skripals Shows Russia Is ‘Reckless,’ U.K. Says," 12 Apr. 2018

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1533, in the meaning defined above

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