Consul general
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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