[kon-suh-lit] /ˈkɒn sə lɪt/

the premises officially occupied by a .
the position, work, authority, or term of service of a .
(often initial capital letter) a government by , as in France from 1799 to 1804.
the business premises or residence of a consul
government by consuls
the office or period of office of a consul or consuls
(often capital)

(often capital)


late 14c., “government of Rome by the consuls,” from Latin consulatus “office of a consul,” from consul (see consul). Also used in reference to the consular government of France from 1799-1804. In reference to the office of a modern consul, from 1702.

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