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proconsul

play
noun pro·con·sul \(ˌ)prō-ˈkän(t)-səl\

Definition of proconsul

  1. 1 :  a governor or military commander of an ancient Roman province

  2. 2 :  an administrator in a modern colony, dependency, or occupied area usually with wide powers

proconsular play \-s(ə-)lər\ adjective
proconsulate play \-s(ə-)lət\ noun
proconsulship play \-səl-ˌship\ noun


Origin of proconsul

Middle English, from Latin, from pro consule for a consul


First Known Use: 14th century


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