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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consularadjective

    having to do with a consul or his office or duties


  1. consularadjective

    Of or pertaining to a consul, or the office thereof.

    If this is a consular ship, where is the ambassador?

  2. Etymology: From consularis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Consularadjective

    Etymology: consularis, Latin.

    The consular power had only the ornaments, without the force of the royal authority. Spectator, №. 287.

    Rise not the consular men, and left their places,
    So soon as thou sat’st down? Ben Jonson, Catiline.


  1. consular

    A consul is an official representative of the government of one state in the territory of another, normally acting to assist and protect the citizens of the consul's own country, as well as to facilitate trade and friendship between the people of the two countries.A consul is distinguished from an ambassador, the latter being a representative from one head of state to another, but both have a form of immunity. There can be only one ambassador from one country to another, representing the first country's head of state to that of the second, and their duties revolve around diplomatic relations between the two countries; however, there may be several consuls, one in each of several major cities, providing assistance with bureaucratic issues to both the citizens of the consul's own country traveling or living abroad and to the citizens of the country in which the consul resides who wish to travel to or trade with the consul's country. A less common usage is an administrative consul, who takes a governing role and is appointed by a country that has colonised or occupied another.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consularadjective

    of or pertaining to a consul; performing the duties of a consul; as, consular power; consular dignity; consular officers

  2. Etymology: [L. consularis; cf. F. consulaire.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consular in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consular in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of consular in a Sentence

  1. Paul Pillar:

    One cannot expect U.S. consular officers to conduct the equivalent of an FBI background investigation on every visa application; the sheer volume of applications they must review would preclude doing so.

  2. Francis Rooney:

    The Holy See doesn't have business to promote or consular activities to direct, it's all about the big ideas and the power of persuasion.

  3. Fariborz Jahansoozan:

    We're just doing the consular work here in Washington and we are not in any way informed of what's going on in Iran with respect to this issue.

  4. Hank Taylor:

    We've got additional consular officers at these additional gates with additional troops helping the consular officers, so I think we're poised to see an increase, but I want to be careful before I make predictions, what we're trying to do, what we want to drive, is an increase. That's very much on everybody's mind.

  5. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:

    We are providing consular support to the ABC crew and certainly raising this issue at the appropriate level with the Malaysian government.

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