consulate general

plural consulates general

Definition of consulate general

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

Examples of consulate general in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before 1998, defectors would simply knock on the door of the South Korean consulate general in Shenyang, the capital of neighboring Liaoning province, around 790 kilometers (490 miles) from the border with North Korea. Julie Zaugg, CNN, "These North Korean defectors were sold into China as cybersex slaves. Then they escaped," 9 June 2019 The house served as the American embassy from 1906, and from 1937—as Ankara had by then become Turkey’s capital and administrative hub—as the consulate general. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Attends Serdar Gülgün’s Opulent Ottoman Ball in Istanbul," 4 Feb. 2019 Turkish officials haven’t disclosed the results of a search on Wednesday of the Saudi consulate general’s residence in Istanbul and have said little about their nine-hour inspection of the consulate earlier this week. Rebecca Ballhaus, WSJ, "Trump Says He Wants Answers on Missing Journalist but Emphasizes Saudis’ Importance," 17 Oct. 2018 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,, "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

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1865, in the meaning defined above

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