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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The residence or official premises of a consul.
  • noun The office, term of office, or jurisdiction of a consul.
  • noun Government by consuls.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The office of a consul, in either the political or the legal sense of that word.
  • noun In international law: The office or jurisdiction of a consul.
  • noun The premises officially occupied by a consul.
  • noun Goverment by consul or consuls; specifically, the government which existed in Francec from the overthrow of the Directory, November 9th, 1799, to the establishment of the empire, May 18th, 1804. See consul, 2.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The office of a consul.
  • noun The jurisdiction or residence of a consul.
  • noun Consular government; term of office of a consul.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The residency of a consul
  • noun In practice, an office of a government in a foreign city that oversees the distribution of visas and provides assistance to nationals.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun diplomatic building that serves as the residence or workplace of a consul

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English consulat, consulship, from Latin cōnsulātus, from cōnsul, consul; see consul.]

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