consul

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Consul \Con"sul\ (k[o^]n"s[u^]l), noun [L., prob. fr. consulere to deliberate. See {Consult}.]

1. (Rom. Antiq.) One of the two chief magistrates of the republic.

Note: They were chosen annually, originally from the patricians only, but later from the plebeians also.

2. A senator; a counselor. [Obs.]

Many of the consuls, raised and met, Are at the duke's already. --Shak.

With kings and consuls of the earth. --Job. iii. 14 (Douay Ver. )

3. (Fr. Hist.) One of the three chief magistrates of France from 1799 to 1804, who were called, respectively, first, second, and third consul.

4. An official commissioned to reside in some foreign country, to care for the commercial interests of the citizens of the appointing government, and to protect its seamen.

{Consul general}, a consul of the first rank, stationed in an important place, or having jurisdiction in several places or over several consuls.

{Vice consul}, a consular officer holding the place of a consul during the consul's absence or after he has been relieved.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

consul

noun

1: a diplomat appointed by a government to protect its commercial interests and help its citizens in a foreign country


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