Vice consul
Consul Con"sul (k[o^]n"s[u^]l), n. [L., prob. fr. consulere to deliberate. See {Consult}.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) One of the two chief magistrates of the republic. [1913 Webster]

Note: They were chosen annually, originally from the patricians only, but later from the plebeians also. [1913 Webster]

2. A senator; a counselor. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Many of the consuls, raised and met, Are at the duke's already. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

With kings and consuls of the earth. --Job. iii. 14 (Douay Ver. ) [1913 Webster]

3. (Fr. Hist.) One of the three chief magistrates of France from 1799 to 1804, who were called, respectively, first, second, and third consul. [1913 Webster]

4. An official commissioned to reside in some foreign country, to care for the commercial interests of the citizens of the appointing government, and to protect its seamen. [1913 Webster]

{Consul general}, a consul of the first rank, stationed in an important place, or having jurisdiction in several places or over several consuls.

{Vice consul}, a consular officer holding the place of a consul during the consul's absence or after he has been relieved. [1913 Webster]


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  • vice-consul — [ viskɔ̃syl ] n. m. • 1591; de vice et consul ♦ Personne qui remplit les fonctions de consul dans une résidence où il n y a pas de consulat. Elle est vice consul de France. Des vice consuls. N. m. VICE CONSULAT , 1718 . ● vice consul, vice… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Vice consul — Vice Vice, a. [Cf. F. vice . See {Vice}, prep.] Denoting one who in certain cases may assume the office or duties of a superior; designating an officer or an office that is second in rank or authority; as, vice president; vice agent; vice consul …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vice-consul — vice consular, adj. vice consulate, n. vice consulship, n. /vuys kon seuhl/, n. a consular officer of a grade below that of consul. Also, vice consul. [1550 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • vice–consul — vice–con·sul / vīs kän səl/ n: a consular officer subordinate to a consul general or to a consul Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • vice-cônsul — s. m. 1. Aquele que substitui o cônsul em sua falta ou ausência. 2. Agente consular em povoações de menor importância ou de menos relações com a nação representada. • Plural: vice cônsules …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • vice-consul — [vīs′kän′səl] n. an officer who is subordinate to or a substitute for a consul vice consular adj …   English World dictionary

  • vice-consul — Vice Consul. s. m. Celuy qui exerce le Consulat en l absence du Consul …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • VICE-CONSUL — s. m. Celui qui supplée le consul en son absence, ou qui fait les fonctions de consul dans les lieux où il n y a point de consul. Le consul et le vice consul de France à Cadix, à Lima. La France n est représentée que par des vice consuls dans les …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • VICE-CONSUL — n. m. Celui qui supplée le consul en son absence, ou qui fait les fonctions de consul dans les lieux où il n’y a point de consul. Le consul et le vice consul de France. Des vice consuls …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • vice-consul — “+ noun Etymology: vice + consul : a consular officer subordinate to a consul general or to a consul …   Useful english dictionary

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