vice-con·​sul ˈvīs-ˈkän(t)-səl How to pronounce vice-consul (audio)
: a consular officer subordinate to a consul general or to a consul

Examples of vice-consul in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Originally from Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, Gutiérrez was appointed vice-consul in October and took up her position in Southern California on March 6 after receiving training in the basics of her job: civil registration, immigration and legal issues. Soudi Jiménez, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1559, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vice-consul was in 1559

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“Vice-consul.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition


: a consular officer subordinate to a consul general or to a consul
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