consul

noun
con·​sul | \ ˈkän(t)-səl How to pronounce consul (audio) \

Definition of consul

1a : either of two annually elected chief magistrates of the Roman republic
b : one of three chief magistrates of the French republic from 1799 to 1804
2 : an official appointed by a government to reside in a foreign country to represent the commercial interests of citizens of the appointing country the American consul in Rome

Other Words from consul

consulship \ ˈkän(t)-​səl-​ˌship How to pronounce consul (audio) \ noun

Examples of consul in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The British diplomatic mission in Baghdad has not commented on its involvement in the case and the British consul in Iraq, who attended the court session Monday, left following the sentencing without making any comments. Samya Kullab, USA TODAY, 8 June 2022 The British diplomatic mission in Baghdad has not commented on its involvement in the case and the British consul in Iraq, who attended the court session Monday, left following the sentencing without making any comments. Samya Kullab, USA TODAY, 8 June 2022 Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen suggested McCain’s pick of Palin was like Emperor Caligula appointing his horse consul. T.a. Frank, Washington Post, 12 July 2022 On Wednesday, Mexico’s consul in San Antonio confirmed that residents of the Gulf coast state of Veracruz — in which San Marcos is located — were among the 27 Mexican victims. Christopher Sherman, BostonGlobe.com, 1 July 2022 The British diplomatic mission in Baghdad has not commented on its involvement in the case and the British consul in Iraq, who attended the court session Monday, left following the sentencing without making any comments. Samya Kullab, USA TODAY, 8 June 2022 The British diplomatic mission in Baghdad has not commented on its involvement in the case and the British consul in Iraq, who attended the court session Monday, left following the sentencing without making any comments. Samya Kullab, USA TODAY, 8 June 2022 The British diplomatic mission in Baghdad has not commented on its involvement in the case and the British consul in Iraq, who attended the court session Monday, left following the sentencing without making any comments. Samya Kullab, BostonGlobe.com, 6 June 2022 Alas, on Friday he will be welcomed to the United States by a greeting party on Harbor Island assembled by Cesarini and expected to include Pietro Bellinghieri, deputy consul of the Italian consulate in Los Angeles. Diane Bellcolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of consul

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for consul

Middle English, from Latin; perhaps akin to Latin consulere to consult

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11 Aug 2022

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“Consul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consul. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for consul

consul

noun
con·​sul | \ ˈkän-səl How to pronounce consul (audio) \

Kids Definition of consul

: an official appointed by a government to live in a foreign country in order to look after the commercial interests of citizens of the appointing country

consul

noun
con·​sul | \ ˈkän-səl How to pronounce consul (audio) \

Legal Definition of consul

: an official appointed by a government to reside in a foreign country in order to represent the commercial interests of citizens of the appointing country

Other Words from consul

consular \ -​sə-​lər How to pronounce consul (audio) \ adjective
consulship noun

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