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

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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 So Michel Dancoisne, agriculture student, became Michel Dancoisne-Martineau, director of the French Domains of St Helena and honorary French consul. Julia Buckley, CNN, 5 May 2021 Rached, the honorary consul of Lebanon, together with his wife Jackie made sure the proper clearances were received in order for the containers to be accepted and the items distributed within the affected region. Rick Menning, sun-sentinel.com, 20 May 2021 The building as seen today owes much to Maxwell Blake, U.S. consul to Morocco from 1910 to 1917 and then again from 1925 to 1941. Graham Cornwell, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 May 2021 Biden has not appointed an ambassador to Israel nor a consul for the Palestinian territories, which has complicated direct communication with players on the ground. Tracy Wilkinson Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2021 South Korea’s consulate in Atlanta dispatched a consul to the site, according to a ministry statement. Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2021 It was sponsored by the honorary consul of the Republic of Senegal. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Mar. 2021 Joakim Ladeborn, deputy consul of the Swedish embassy in Hong Kong, told CNN on Tuesday that the EU was concerned with how the national security law has been implemented in Hong Kong. Eric Cheung And Cnn Staff, CNN, 4 Mar. 2021 Meanwhile, the British consul in New York, Edward Archibald, was also stumped. John Harris, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Mar. 2021

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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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12 Jun 2021

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“Consul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consul. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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consul

noun

English Language Learners Definition of consul

: a government official whose job is to live in a foreign country and protect and help the citizens of his or her own country who are traveling, living, or doing business there
: either one of two chief officials of the ancient Roman republic who were elected every year

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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