consulate

noun
con·​sul·​ate | \ ˈkän(t)-s(ə-)lət How to pronounce consulate (audio) \

Definition of consulate

1 : a government by consuls
2 : the office, term of office, or jurisdiction of a consul
3 : the residence or official premises of a consul

Examples of consulate in a Sentence

the Russian consulate in Washington, D.C.
Recent Examples on the Web The purse contained her black Michael Kors wallet, about $30, a drivers license and a Matricula ID card issued by the Mexican consulate. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, "La Grange police blotter: Audi SUV stolen from garage on Edgewood Avenue," 10 Aug. 2020 Since the Washington Post columnist was brazenly killed inside Istanbul’s Saudi consulate in 2018, the U.S. and UN have not heeded calls for an independent criminal investigation into the Saudi crown prince’s potential involvement. Lydia Belanger, Fortune, "COVID-19 is killing journalists in prisons, compounding the threat of attacks on the press," 3 Aug. 2020 Since the Washington Post columnist was brazenly killed inside Istanbul’s Saudi consulate in 2018, the U.S. and UN have not heeded calls for an independent criminal investigation into the Saudi crown prince’s potential involvement. Wired Staff, Wired, "One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack," 3 Aug. 2020 On July 27th America’s consulate in Chengdu closed on orders from Beijing. The Economist, "America takes aim at China US-China relations are entering a dangerous period," 1 Aug. 2020 The retaliatory move came just days after Washington ordered the Chinese consulate in Houston closed over espionage concerns. Fox News, "Cultural genocide? What China is doing in Tibet today," 1 Aug. 2020 Five, Diego, and Lila sneak into the Mexican consulate to try to find out more about what Sir Hargreeves is up to. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "A Complete Timeline of Everything That Goes Down in "The Umbrella Academy" Season 2," 31 July 2020 China's government ordered the U.S. mission to shutter in retaliation for the Trump administration's decision to close China's consulate in Houston – alleging diplomats in that facility were engaged in spying and intellectual property theft. Deirdre Shesgreen, USA TODAY, "Americans see China more negatively than ever amid coronavirus pandemic, Trump attacks, poll finds," 31 July 2020 On Monday, the American flag was lowered from over the U.S. consulate in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu. David Shambaugh, WSJ, "As the U.S. and China Wage a New Cold War, They Should Learn From the Last One," 31 July 2020

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First Known Use of consulate

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Consulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consulate. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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consulate

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How to pronounce consulate (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of consulate

: the building where a consul lives and works

consulate

noun
con·​sul·​ate | \ ˈkän-sə-lət How to pronounce consulate (audio) \

Legal Definition of consulate

1 : the office, term of office, or jurisdiction of a consul
2 : the residence or official premises of a consul

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