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

Last week, Temu taught a class at the Mexican consulate in Denver. Justin Wingerter, The Denver Post, "“I don’t have a Plan B”: Colorado immigrants wait nervously as threat of ICE deportation roundups looms," 8 July 2019 The agency said generally, though, that individuals convicted of a crime must serve their sentence and authorities must obtain the necessary repatriation documents from a consulate before the deportation can happen. Brieanna J Frank, azcentral, "Arizona man thought he paid price for his crimes. Then he was deported to Brazil," 25 June 2019 Voters had to bring their official Guatemalan identity card — known as a DPI, after its Spanish initials — to the consulate. Giulia Mcdonnell Nieto Del Rio,, "Guatemalans vote in L.A. for their country’s presidential election, a historic first," 16 June 2019 Jo looked around and found most consulates had appointments 90 or more days out. Greg Bishop,, "Immigrant Song," 30 July 2019 The 1920s home, which served as a Russian consulate from 1935 to 1951, was most recently offered for sale at $18.895 million. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Singer Michael Feinstein shaves nearly $4 million off price of historic Los Feliz mansion," 29 July 2019 The United States also took action, expelling sixty Russian diplomats and closing the Russian consulate in Seattle. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, "Britain’s Theresa May gave Putin the cold shoulder. Trump joked with him.," 28 June 2019 The warning was issued today by the foreign ministry and Chinese Embassy and consulates; China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism issued a similar travel alert citing the high frequency of shootings and robberies in the U.S. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "Life On The Race Beat: RaceAhead," 4 June 2019 In the United States President Trump ordered the removal of dozens of Russian intelligence officers and the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle. Ryan Browne, CNN, "McMaster: 'We have failed to impose sufficient costs' on Russia," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of consulate

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of consulate

: the building where a consul lives and works


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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