consul

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noun con·sul \ˈkän(t)-səl\

Definition of consul

  1. 1 a :  either of two annually elected chief magistrates of the Roman republic b :  one of three chief magistrates of the French republic from 1799 to 1804

  2. 2 :  an official appointed by a government to reside in a foreign country to represent the commercial interests of citizens of the appointing country

consular

play \-s(ə-)lər\ adjective

consulship

play \-səl-ˌship\ noun

Origin and Etymology of consul

Middle English, from Latin; perhaps akin to Latin consulere to consult


First Known Use: 14th century


CONSUL Defined for English Language Learners

consul

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noun con·sul \ˈkän(t)-səl\

Definition of consul for English Language Learners

  • : 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


CONSUL Defined for Kids

consul

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noun con·sul \ˈkän-səl\

Definition of consul for Students

  1. :  an official appointed by a government to live in a foreign country in order to look after the commercial interests of citizens of the appointing country


Law Dictionary

consul

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noun con·sul \ˈkän-səl\

Legal Definition of consul

  1. :  an official appointed by a government to reside in a foreign country in order to represent the commercial interests of citizens of the appointing country

consular

\-sə-lər\ play adjective

consulship

noun


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