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1. The act of consulting; deliberation of two or more persons, with a view to some decision.

The chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes. Mark 15:1.

2. The persons who consult together; a number of persons seeking mutually each others opinions and advice; a council for deliberation; as, a consultation of physicians was called.

Writ of consultation in law, a writ awarded by a superior court, to return a cause, which had been removed by prohibition from the court Christian, to its original jurisdiction; so called because the judges on consultation find the prohibition ill founded.