proconsul

noun pro·con·sul \ (ˌ)prō-ˈkän(t)-səl \

Definition of proconsul

1 : a governor or military commander of an ancient Roman province
2 : an administrator in a modern colony, dependency, or occupied area usually with wide powers

proconsular

play \(ˌ)prō-ˈkän(t)-s(ə-)lər\ adjective

proconsulate

play \(ˌ)prō-ˈkän(t)-s(ə-)lət\ noun

proconsulship

play \(ˌ)prō-ˈkän(t)-səl-ˌship\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of proconsul

Middle English, from Latin, from pro consule for a consul


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