(Latin: to deliberate together, to consider; a magistrate in ancient Rome who sought information or advice from the Roman Senate)
2. In ancient Rome, one of the two annually elected chief magistrates who jointly ruled the republic: "Two consuls held office in Rome at any time. The term of office for a consul under the republic was one year, but under the empire the term was reduced to a few months."
2. The process of referring to a book or books, an expert, friends, etc. in an effort to determine something: While compiling his lexicon, Gerald consulted many sources of information including dictionaries, relevant books, and even media publications; such as, magazines and newspapers, so he could see how words were being used in contexs.
3. Having discussions or conferring with a person before doing something: The patient was told that the doctor had consulted with other physicians about the best way to treat Janet's illness.
Before the members of the management group could make such a significant financial decision, they had to consult with their board of directors.4. Etymology: borrowed through Middle French consulter or directly from Latin consultare, "to consult"; a form of consulere, "to take counsel, to consult"; probably originally meaning "to gather (the senate) together"; from con-, "together" + selere, "to take, to gather".
As a student, Geraldine finally found a consultable dictionary that provided adequate definitions for the words that she was trying to find.
After graduating with an advanced business-graduate degree in the United States, Shirley opened a financial consultancy in Canada.
2. Someone who acts as an advisor to users of computers or to the technical staff: In some businesses, there are consultants who are available for all aspects of the computer industry, including electronic circuit designing, information systems analysis, and for software development for companies or for individuals.
After consultations with the opposing politicians, an agreement was reached to go forward with the legislative proposal.2. The process of seeking information from written sources to complete something: The teacher had her students use a variety of dictionaries for consultations of the words she had been listed for them to define.
Adam was on a consultative committee that advised the company about the new rules that the country was setting up for importing new electronic products.
2. Anyone who works or serves as an advisor: Neal was a retired executive who served as a consulter for several large companies.
There were several qualified consulters who were providing advice to the local coty officials as to how they could improve the bad traffic conditions.