Con`sul*ta"tion (?), n. [L. consultatio: cf. F. consultation.]
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
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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