consul general

noun
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

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The keynote speaker will be Chris Oldfield, the consul general of Australia. Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, "In World War II, San Francisco’s namesake ship was a Navy hero," 25 May 2018 Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, Polish consul general Maciej Golubiewski and members of a committee that curates the Katyn Memorial announced the agreement to catcalls and shouted epithets from a group of about three dozen protesters at City Hall. Washington Post, "Plans announced for moving statue marking massacre of Poles," 15 May 2018 The latest reports indicate that the journalist’s body parts had been found in the garden of Riyadh’s consul general’s home in Istanbul, and that a body double put on Khashoggi’s clothes shortly after he was killed. Alex Ward, Vox, "Turkey’s unrelenting pressure on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, explained.," 24 Oct. 2018 Another speaker during this event was Lior Haiat, consul general of Israel in Miami. Sergio Carmona, Jewish Journal, "Retired Israel Defense Forces officer addresses families of lone soldiers," 29 June 2018 Brandon Lee, Canada’s consul general in Seattle, in an opinion piece in The Seattle Times, said Canada’s government is committed to pipeline and tanker safety. Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, "Canada acquires key pipeline link to Washington refineries," 11 June 2018 José Vicente Chinchilla, the consul general of El Salvador, said there was no indication until this week that children separated from their families had been sent to New York, let alone how many. New York Times, "16 and Alone, Inside a Center for Separated Children in New York," 21 June 2018 Privacy - Terms The original owner was Cuba's consul general in Miami, Don Domingo Milord, who built the mansion for his wife, Paula. Sonia Osorio, miamiherald, "The old Cuban consulate has been the subject of ghost stories. Now it can be yours.," 30 May 2018 Itay Milner is deputy consul general of Israel to the Midwest. Bloomberg.com, "Israeli Diplomat Says He Was Thrown Out of Uber for Speaking Hebrew," 4 May 2018

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1753, in the meaning defined above

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