Part of speech: noun

The office or term of office of a consul. consulship.

Part of speech: noun

The official place of business of a consul.

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Usage examples "consulate":

  1. I was interested in knowing, because during the retreat of the Belgian army in October, 1914, I left two kit- bags filled with perfectly good clothes at the American Consulate in Ostend. - "Italy at War and the Allies in the West", E. Alexander Powell.
  2. The officers from the consulate, evidently in deference to the distinguished Egyptian scientist, continued to listen closely to the talk, even though Rick was sure they didn't understand a word. - "The Egyptian Cat Mystery", Harold Leland Goodwin.
  3. The latter then took charge of it, with a view to getting it stamped next morning at the British Consulate. - "Anthony Lyveden", Dornford Yates.