consulate general

noun
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 Neither the Egyptian Embassy in Washington, D.C., nor its consulate general in Los Angeles responded to NBC News’ requests for comment. Daniel Villarreal, NBC News, "Egyptian officials systemically abuse and torture gays, rights group says," 26 Oct. 2020 Following the death of Mr. Khashoggi, who was killed inside Saudi Arabia’s consulate general in Istanbul in October 2018, Turkish authorities have complained of a lack of cooperation from the kingdom, which refused to extradite... David Gauthier-villars, WSJ, "Khashoggi Murder Trial of 20 Saudis Begins in Turkish Court," 3 July 2020 El Salvador’s consulate general in Houston asked Maria where the girls could go if they were deported. Lomi Kriel, ProPublica, "The Trump Administration Is Rushing Deportations of Migrant Children During Coronavirus," 18 May 2020 In a statement posted in Korean on Facebook, the consulate general said the attendant who visited Los Angeles on Feb. 19-20 had gone to two businesses but neither was in Koreatown. Brian Melley, Fortune, "Coronavirus rumors spread on an app cripple LA’s Koreatown restaurants," 1 Mar. 2020 Jamie Fouss, who served as a U.S. consulate general in Wuhan — one of the 195 Americans who'd been quarantined on the air base — briefly addressed reporters during Tuesday's news conference. Colin Atagi, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus quarantine ends for 195 people who flew from Wuhan to California," 12 Feb. 2020 The Atlanta consulate general opened this year as part of the country’s larger diplomatic network with the goal of expanding American employment with Dutch companies from about 825,000 to more than 1 million. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, "Dutch consulate exploring Alabama business avenues," 19 Nov. 2019 Pro-Beijing officials also meet with [U.S.] consulate generals. Time, "Five Years On, Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Speaks to TIME About the Umbrella Revolution," 27 Sep. 2019 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

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First Known Use of consulate general

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Consulate general.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consulate%20general. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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