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consultation Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a conference (usually with someone important)
    interview; audience.
    • he had a consultation with the judge
    • he requested an audience with the king
  2. noun a conference between two or more people to consider a particular question
    • frequent consultations with his lawyer
    • a consultation of several medical specialists
  3. noun the act of referring or consulting
    • reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer

Con`sul*ta"tion noun
L. consultatio: cf. F. consultation.
  1. The act of consulting or conferring; deliberation of two or more persons on some matter, with a view to a decision.
    Thus they doubtful consultations dark Ended. Milton.
  2. A council or conference, as of physicians, held to consider a special case, or of lawyers restained in a cause.

Webster 1913