consulate

noun

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

Example Sentences

the Russian consulate in Washington, D.C.
Recent Examples on the Web In the meeting, Bin Salman, also known as MBS, denied responsibility for the killing of Khashoggi at the kingdom's Istanbul consulate. Phil Mattingly, CNN, 16 July 2022 In 2018, American diplomats at the consulate in Guangzhou, China, reported more possible cases, though State Department officials have never disclosed how many of those patients were confirmed to have the syndrome. Adam Entous, The New Yorker, 16 July 2021 The attackers stormed the U.S. consulate and started shooting around 9:40 p.m. About a mile away, members of the CIA annex security team heard the gunfire. Fox News, 11 Sep. 2022 Because there is no longer a U.S. consulate in Afghanistan, asylum-seekers must make their way to other countries with consular services for in-person interviews. Renata Brito, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Aug. 2022 The latest came Sunday in a missile attack near a U.S. consulate under construction in northern Iraq. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 13 Mar. 2022 The missiles landed near a U.S. consulate complex and damaged a local television news studio at around 1:30 a.m. local time, the Post reported. Grayson Quay, The Week, 13 Mar. 2022 The basic problem has been that to get an E-2 work visa the foreign investor has to go through an interview at a U.S. consulate abroad. Andy J. Semotiuk, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 After four Americans died in a terrorist attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya in 2012, GOP lawmakers spent the next four years holding hearings and launching probes into the attack. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 16 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of consulate was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Consulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consulate. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

consulate

noun
con·​sul·​ate ˈkän(t)-s(ə-)lət How to pronounce consulate (audio)
: the residence or office of a consul

Legal Definition

consulate

noun
con·​sul·​ate ˈkän-sə-lət How to pronounce consulate (audio)
1
: the office, term of office, or jurisdiction of a consul
2
: the residence or official premises of a consul

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