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

Examples of consulate in a Sentence

the Russian consulate in Washington, D.C.
Recent Examples on the Web The building received a temporary certificate of occupancy that September — shortly before Mr. Erdoğan presided over the consulate’s grand opening in Manhattan. Dana Rubinstein, New York Times, 5 Apr. 2024 Israel on Monday struck an Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria, and killed a number of senior leaders of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, according to the Pentagon. David Martin, CBS News, 5 Apr. 2024 The moves come as Iran’s supreme leader vowed revenge and said that Israel ‘will be slapped’ for a strike on Tehran’s consulate building in Syria that killed senior military commanders. Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 4 Apr. 2024 The consulate building, which includes the ambassador’s residence and is located next to the Iranian Embassy, is considered sovereign Iranian territory. Helen Regan, CNN, 2 Apr. 2024 Oil prices are near a six-month high after Israel bombed an Iranian consulate. Morgan Haefner, Quartz, 2 Apr. 2024 An Israeli airstrike launched at the Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria on Monday has killed Mohammad Reza Zahedi, a senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps, a Lebanese security source has told Reuters. Greg Norman, Fox News, 1 Apr. 2024 Twenty-nine Mexican nationals died in 2023 while trying to cross into the San Diego region, according to data from Mexico’s consulate. Blake Nelson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Mar. 2024 In December, a person self-immolated outside the Israeli consulate in Atlanta and used gasoline as an accelerant, according to Atlanta’s fire authorities. Michael Balsamo, Fortune, 26 Feb. 2024

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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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“Consulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consulate. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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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