What does the word consulate mean?

Usage examples for consulate

  1. 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 by Harold Leland Goodwin
  2. The latter then took charge of it, with a view to getting it stamped next morning at the British Consulate. – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates