consulate general

noun
plural consulates general

Definition of consulate general 

: the residence, office, or jurisdiction of a consul general

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The situation in Seattle is complicated by the Russian claim of ownership of the historic Samuel Hyde House that has served since 1994 as a residence for the consulate general. Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, "U.S. takes down mansion’s flag, raises Russian dander," 2 May 2018 The Korean consulate general office in Toronto declined to confirm the report. Fox News, "Canada van victims include grandmother, avid volunteer," 25 Apr. 2018 The Russians also ordered the closing of the British Council, a cultural and educational organization, in Russia, and revoked permission for the British consulate general in St. Petersburg. Andrew E. Kramer, BostonGlobe.com, "Russia expels 23 British diplomats, escalating dispute over ex-spy’s poisoning," 17 Mar. 2018 The Russian consulate general, whose position typically rotates every three years, has also ventured out into the community. Hal Bernton, Anchorage Daily News, "With closure of Russia consulate in Seattle, hopes for Pacific ‘partnership’ fade," 27 Mar. 2018 Samuel Amaoko, the consulate general of Ghana in New York City, said relatives expressed confusion about what to do at a meeting last week. Ashley Southall, New York Times, "Funerals Begin for Victims of Bronx Fire That Killed 13," 7 Jan. 2018 Organizers led protesters across the Madison Street Bridge and in front of the 500 W. Madison building, which houses the consulate general of Israel. Tony Briscoe, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago demonstrators protest Trump's Jerusalem declaration," 7 Dec. 2017 Iraq’s civil aviation authority said flights to and from Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports will be suspended from 6 p.m. local time on Friday, according to a statement from Turkey’s consulate general in Erbil. Khalid Al Ansary, Bloomberg.com, "Iraqi Kurds Choose Independence in Face of Regional Backlash," 27 Sep. 2017 On Thursday, the Trump administration retaliated to that retaliation: The State Department ordered Russia to close by September 2 its consulate general in San Francisco, a chancery annex in Washington, D.C., and a consular annex in New York City. Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic, "America's Tit-for-Tat With Russia Is Adding Up," 31 Aug. 2017

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1865, in the meaning defined above

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