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consultation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consultation  \Con`sul*ta"tion\,  n.  [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 
 
  {Writ  of  consultation}  (Law),  a  writ  by  which  a  cause 
  improperly  removed  by  prohibition  from  one  court  to 
  another,  is  returned  to  the  court  from  which  it  came  -- 
  so  called  because  the  judges,  on  consultation,  find  the 
  prohibition  ill-founded. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  consultation 
  n  1:  a  conference  (usually  with  someone  important);  "he  had  a 
  consultation  with  the  judge";  "he  requested  an  audience 
  with  the  king"  [syn:  {audience},  {interview}] 
  2:  a  conference  between  two  or  more  people  to  consider  a 
  particular  question;  "frequent  consultations  with  his 
  lawyer";  "a  consultation  of  several  medical  specialists" 
  3:  the  act  of  referring;  "reference  to  an  encyclopedia  produced 
  the  answer"  [syn:  {reference}] 




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