Consulates

Official headquarters of foreign ministers appointed primarily to oversee and protect the home country's economic interests in a host country; when such headquarters are for ministers called ambassadors appointed to transact matters of international policy and business with a foreign government, use "embassies." For the official residences of foreign ministers in general, use "legations.".

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consulates
consulate
consulaten Dutch
consulaat Dutch
consulados Spanish
consulado Spanish

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Official headquarters of foreign ministers appointed primarily to oversee and protect the home country's economic interests in a host country; when such headquarters are for ministers called ambassadors appointed to transact matters of international policy and business with a foreign government, use "embassies." For the official residences of foreign ministers in general, use "legations."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300107997. The J. Paul Getty Trust.