English word consulate comes from Latin consul, Latin -atam, and later Latin consulatus (The consulate, consulship; the office of consul.).
Consulate detailed word origin explanation
|consul || Latin (lat) ||A proconsul. An epithet of the god Jupiter. Consul: either of the two highest-ranking officials of the Roman republic, elected annually. The highest magistrate in other states. |
|-atam || Latin (lat) || |
|consulatus || Latin (lat) ||The consulate, consulship; the office of consul. |
|consulate || English (eng) ||(obsolete) Any town or city council.. Rule by consuls, as during most periods of the Roman Republic or in France between 1799 and 1804.. The business office of a consul; a minor embassy.. The office of a consul, in its various senses.. The term of office of a consul. |