consulate

noun con·sul·ate \ ˈkän(t)-s(ə-)lət \
|Updated on: 19 Jul 2018

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

  1. the Russian consulate in Washington, D.C.

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First Known Use of consulate

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of consulate for English Language Learners

  • : the building where a consul lives and works


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consulate

noun con·sul·ate \ ˈkän-sə-lət \

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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