Consulate vs. Embassy

Consulate vs. Embassy — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Consulate and Embassy

Consulatenoun

The residence or official premises of a consul.

Embassynoun

A building containing the offices of an ambassador and staff.

Consulatenoun

The office, term of office, or jurisdiction of a consul.

Embassynoun

The position, function, or assignment of an ambassador.

Consulatenoun

Government by consuls.

Embassynoun

A mission to a foreign government headed by an ambassador.

Consulatenoun

Rule by consuls, as during most periods of the Roman Republic or in France between 1799 and 1804.

Embassynoun

A staff of diplomatic representatives headed by an ambassador.

Consulatenoun

The office of a consul, in its various senses.

Embassynoun

The function or duty of an ambassador.

Consulatenoun

The term of office of a consul.

Embassynoun

An organization or group of officials who permanently represent a sovereign state in a second sovereign state or with respect to an international organization such as the United Nations.

The American embassy to France is located in Paris.

Consulatenoun

The business office of a consul; a minor embassy.

Embassynoun

A temporary mission representing a sovereign state.

Consulatenoun

(obsolete) Any town or city council.

Embassynoun

The official residence of such a group, or of an ambassador.

Consulatenoun

diplomatic building that serves as the residence or workplace of a consul

Embassynoun

a diplomatic building where ambassadors live or work

Embassynoun

an ambassador and his entourage collectively