Definition of consulate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

consulate

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkɒnsjələt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnsələt//
 
 
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the building where a consul works the American consulate in Marseilles compare embassy Word Origin late Middle English (denoting the government of Rome by consuls): from Latin consulatus, from consul, related to consulere ‘take counsel’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: consulate