consul general


plural consuls general
: a consul of the first rank stationed in an important place or having jurisdiction in several places or over several consuls

Examples of consul general in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During thirty years as a diplomat, Cleveland Heights native Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley served as U.S. Ambassador to Malta and survived an al-Qaida attack as U.S. consul general in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Sabrina Eaton, cleveland, 26 Oct. 2022 During the day, the Mexican consul general of Dallas will take center stage to give the Grito de Independencia, or cry for independence, in honor of Mexican Independence Day. Sept. 17 at La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth, 4200 South Freeway, Fort Worth. Norma Cavazos, Dallas News, 14 Sep. 2023 Yoshioka, who arrived in Portland in late March, serves as consul general for the Consular Office of Japan in Portland. oregonlive, 29 Aug. 2023 Israel's consul general in New York resigned in protest. Francesca Chambers, USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2023 The departing officials included China’s consul general to Manchester, U.K. Foreign Minister James Cleverly said. James T. Areddy, WSJ, 15 Dec. 2022 Imelda Marcos, left, arrives at the crowded office of the consul general in New York to apply for a Philippine passport on March 21, 1991. Time, 27 July 2023 Decked out in festive Union Jack glasses, T-shirts, and bow ties before the first light of dawn, an intimate crowd gathered in the Beacon Hill home of the British consul general in Boston early Saturday morning to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III as monarch of the United Kingdom. Ivy Scott,, 6 May 2023 Mexico’s government is covering the costs of getting the victims’ bodies back to their hometowns, according to a statement from Carlos González Gutiérrez, the consul general of Mexico in San Diego. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of consul general was in 1753

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“Consul general.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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