Meaning of consulate

con•su•late

Pronunciation: (kon'su-lit), [key]
— n.
  1. the premises officially occupied by a consul.
  2. the position, work, authority, or term of service of a consul.
  3. (often cap.) a government by consuls, as in France from 1799 to 1804.
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