consul general

plural consuls general

Definition of consul 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 Alon Pinkas, a former Israeli consul general in New York, rejects the term. Joseph Krauss,, "Leading human rights group calls Israel an ‘apartheid’ state," 12 Jan. 2021 On the eve of World War II, Mr. Young was made the Chinese consul general in the Philippines, at the time an American territory. New York Times, "Shirley Young, Businesswoman and Cultural Diplomat to China, Dies at 85," 3 Jan. 2021 The family moved to Paris in the late 1930s and then to Manila, where her father was consul general in the Chinese embassy and helped raise money from overseas Chinese families for China’s war against the invading Japanese. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Shirley Young, Former GM Vice President, Dies at 85," 28 Dec. 2020 Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez, the Mexican consul general in San Diego, said Wednesday after the video was made public that both victims had psychological problems. Star Tribune, "Video shows San Diego police shooting man who charged them," 29 Oct. 2020 Germany's consul general to Hong Kong was brought in for talks, following reports Berlin had granted asylum to a student who faced prosecution for demonstrating against the city's extradition law, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday. David Rising, Star Tribune, "Hong Kong summons German consul in friction over asylum case," 22 Oct. 2020 In February, Huang Ping, the Chinese consul general, publicly thanked the N.B.A. at a news conference in New York for donating $1.4 million to help fight the spread of the coronavirus in China. Sopan Deb, New York Times, "Chinese State TV to Air N.B.A. for First Time Since Hong Kong Rift," 9 Oct. 2020 Hundreds of people blocked streets near the Los Angeles Times' headquarters in El Segundo on Tuesday to protest the newspaper’s inclusion of remarks from Nasimi Aghayev, the consul general of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles. Laura Zornosa,, "Cardi B apologizes for misstep and asks for peace in Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict," 8 Oct. 2020 Kok, a Portuguese national, has been denied consular access, according to his Hong Kong lawyer and the Portuguese consul general in Macao, who is seeking clarity on the teenager’s condition. Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post, "Hong Kongers who fled by sea are held without legal access in China, families say," 14 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of consul general

1753, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jan 2021

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“Consul general.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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