Consultation



[kon-suh l-tey-shuh n] /ˌkɒn səlˈteɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
the act of ; conference.
2.
a meeting for deliberation, discussion, or decision.
3.
a meeting of physicians to evaluate a patient’s case and treatment.
4.
English Law. a writ returning a case to an ecclesiastical court from a temporal one.
5.
Australian. .
/ˌkɒnsəlˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or procedure of consulting
2.
a conference for discussion or the seeking of advice, esp from doctors or lawyers
n.

early 15c., from Middle French consultation, from Latin consultationem (nominative consultatio), from past participle stem of consultare “consult, ask counsel of; reflect, consider maturely,” frequentative of consulere “to deliberate, consider,” originally probably “to call together,” as in consulere senatum “to gather the senate” (to ask for advice), from com- “with” (see com-) + *selere “take, gather (the Senate) together,” from PIE root *sal- “to take, seize.”

consultation con·sul·ta·tion (kŏn’səl-tā’shən)
n.
A meeting of two or more health professionals to discuss the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of a particular case.

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