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 for consultation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Thus they doubtful consultations dark
              Ended.                                --Milton.
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     2. A council or conference, as of physicians, held to
        consider a special case, or of lawyers restained in a
        cause.
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     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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  consultation
      n 1: a conference (usually with someone important); "he had a
           consultation with the judge"; "he requested an audience
           with the king" [syn: consultation, 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 or consulting; "reference to an
         encyclopedia produced the answer" [syn: reference,
         consultation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  57 Moby Thesaurus words for "consultation":
     admonition, advice, advising, advocacy, audience, bargaining,
     bargaining session, briefing, caution, caveat, conclave, confab,
     confabulation, conference, confrontation, congress, convention,
     council, council fire, council of war, counsel, direction,
     discussion, exchange of views, exhortation, expostulation,
     eyeball-to-eyeball encounter, guidance, high-level talk, hortation,
     huddle, idea, instruction, interchange of views, interview,
     meeting, monition, negotiations, news conference, opinion, palaver,
     parley, pourparler, powwow, press conference, proposal,
     recommendation, remonstrance, seance, session, sitting, suggestion,
     summit, summit conference, summitry, thought, warning
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CONSULTATION, Eng. law. The name of a writ whereby a cause, being formerly 
  removed by prohibition out of an inferior court into some of the king's 
  courts in Westminster, is returned thither again for if the judges of the 
  superior court, comparing the proceedings with the suggestion of the party, 
  find the suggestion false or not proved, and that therefore the cause was 
  wrongfully called from the inferior court, then, upon consultation and 
  deliberation, they decree it to be returned, where upon this writ issues. T. 
  de la Ley. 
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CONSULTATION, practice. A conference between the counsel or attorneys 
  engaged on the same side of a cause, for the purpose of examining their 
  case, arranging their proofs, and removing any difficulties there may be in 
  their way. 
       2. This should be had sufficiently early to enable the counsel to 
  obtain an amendment of the pleadings, or further evidence. At these 
  consultations the exact course to be taken by the plaintiff in exhibiting 
  his proofs should be adopted, in consultation, by the plaintiff's counsel. 
  In a consultation on a defendant's case, it is important to ascertain the 
  statement of the defence, and the evidence which may be depended upon to 
  support it; to arrange the exact course of defence, and to determine on the 
  cross-examination of the plaintiff's witnesses; and, above all, whether or 
  not evidence shall be given on the part of the defendant, or withheld, so as 
  to avoid a reply on the part of the plaintiff. The wishes of the client 
  should, in all cases, be consulted. 3 Chit. Pr. 864. 
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CONSULTATION, French law. The opinion of counsel, on a point of law 
  submitted to them. Dict. de Jur. h.t. 
  
  

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