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.

 

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