Definition of consul
- the American consul in Rome
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: 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
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