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, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Vice admiral}. [Cf. F. vice-amiral.] (a) An officer holding rank next below an admiral. By the existing laws, the rank of admiral and vice admiral in the United States Navy will cease at the death of the present incumbents. (b) A civil officer, in Great Britain, appointed by the lords commissioners of the admiralty for exercising admiralty jurisdiction within their respective districts.

{Vice admiralty}, the office of a vice admiral.

{Vice-admiralty court}, a court with admiralty jurisdiction, established by authority of Parliament in British possessions beyond the seas. --Abbott.

{Vice chamberlain}, an officer in court next in rank to the lord chamberlain. [Eng.]

{Vice chancellor}. (a) (Law) An officer next in rank to a chancellor. (b) An officer in a university, chosen to perform certain duties, as the conferring of degrees, in the absence of the chancellor. (c) (R. C. Ch.) The cardinal at the head of the Roman Chancery.

{Vice consul} [cf. F. vice-consul], a subordinate officer, authorized to exercise consular functions in some particular part of a district controlled by a consul.

{Vice king}, one who acts in the place of a king; a viceroy.

{Vice legate} [cf. F. vice-l['e]gat], a legate second in rank to, or acting in place of, another legate.

{Vice presidency}, the office of vice president.

{Vice president} [cf. F. vice-pr['e]sident], an officer next in rank below a president. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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 — 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 …   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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”