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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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 Even the Korean consul general got into the spirit at the Korean embassy in Mexico. Cady Lang, Time, "All It Took Was Beating Germany to Unite Mexico and South Korea World Cup Fans," 27 June 2018 Even the Korean consul general to Mexico, Byoung-Jin Han, took part in the festivities, being hoisted onto people’s shoulders. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Mexican restaurant celebrates World Cup advancement by offering Korean customers discount as thanks," 28 June 2018 In a briefing with journalists Monday, Britain’s consul general in East Jerusalem, Philip Hall, said such terminology has been used for decades, in keeping with United Nations resolutions. Ruth Eglash, Washington Post, "Prince William is first British royal to visit Israel, on a trip that will also take him to Palestinian territories," 25 June 2018

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1753, in the meaning defined above

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