Definition of Consul

1. Noun. A diplomat appointed by a government to protect its commercial interests and help its citizens in a foreign country.

Generic synonyms: Diplomat, Diplomatist
Derivative terms: Consular, Consulship



Definition of Consul

1. n. One of the two chief magistrates of the republic.

Definition of Consul

1. Noun. An official residing in a foreign country in order to protect the interests of citizens from his or her nation. ¹

2. Noun. (historical) Either of the two highest-ranking officials of the Roman Republic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Consul

1. an official serving abroad [n -S] : CONSULAR [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Consul

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consul (current term)
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Literary usage of Consul

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1. A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897 by United States President (1897)
"Adolph Gosling, consul-general at New York, November 7, 1859. GW Hennings, vice-consul at New ... Friedrich Kuhne, consul at New York, September 30, 1864. ..."

2. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. by Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Adgate Lipscomb, Albert Ellery Bergh (1905)
"REPORT ON EXPEDIENCY OF APPOINTING A consul AT COPENHAGEN. January 10, 1792. The Secretary of State having received information that the Merchants and ..."

3. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. by Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Adgate Lipscomb, Albert Ellery Bergh (1905)
"REPORT ON EXPEDIENCY OF APPOINTING A consul AT COPENHAGEN. January 10, 1792. The Secretary of State having received information that the Merchants and ..."

4. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1888)
"Barbadoes, consul Reed, in volume 86, page 248, gives the price of 20 cents per day for men, and 15 cents for women. Antigua, consul Jackson, in volume 69, ..."

5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"... Rome made a bold attempt to shake off the Saxon voke, Or the consul * . ... till the unfortunate consul was betrayed by a promise of safety: his body ..."

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