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Etymology Edit

From Middle English consulat, consulate, from Latin consulātus, from consul +‎ -ātus (-ate). In some senses, via French consulat.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒnsjʊlət/, /ˈkɒnsələt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɑnsəlɪt/, /ˈkɑnsələt/
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Noun Edit

consulate (plural consulates)

  1. Rule by consuls, as during most periods of the Roman Republic or in France between 1799 and 1804.
  2. The office of a consul, in its various senses.
  3. The term of office of a consul.
  4. The business office of a consul; a minor embassy.
  5. (obsolete) Any town or city council.

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  • Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed. "consulate, n." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1893.

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