What does the word consultation mean?

Usage examples for consultation

  1. He frequently saw the Imberts holding a consultation in front of the safe, investigating books and papers. – The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar by Maurice Leblanc
  2. It did not occur to me, or for that matter to any of us in the excitement of the minute, that they might be holding a consultation below, or might even have abandoned the idea of following, although I think now that must be the explanation, for what we did took more time than it takes to set it down. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  3. The white men held an earnest consultation, while occupied in eating their evening meal or lunch. – The Land of Mystery by Edward S. Ellis