consulate etymology

English word consulate comes from Latin consul, Latin -atam, and later Latin consulatus (The consulate, consulship; the office of consul.)

Detailed word origin of consulate

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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.