Definitions for Consulˈkɒn səl
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a diplomat appointed by a government to protect its commercial interests and help its citizens in a foreign country
An official residing in a foreign country in order to protect the interests of citizens from his or her nation.
Either of the two highest-ranking officials of the Roman Republic.
Origin: From consul.
one of the two chief magistrates of the republic
a senator; a counselor
one of the three chief magistrates of France from 1799 to 1804, who were called, respectively, first, second, and third consul
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
Origin: [L., prob. fr. consulere to deliberate. See Consult.]
Consul was the highest elected office of the Roman Republic and an appointive office under the Empire. The title was also used in other city states and also revived in modern states, notably in the First French Republic. The relating adjective is consular, from the Latin consularis.
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(1) one of the two magistrates of Rome elected annually after the expulsion of the kings, and invested with regal power; (2) a chief magistrate of the French Republic from 1799 to 1804; (3) one commissioned to protect, especially the mercantile rights of the subjects of a State in foreign country.
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- קונסול, קונסוליתHebrew
- ræðismaður, konsúllIcelandic
- 領事, 영사Korean
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