What does consul mean?

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ˈkɒn səlcon·sul

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consulnoun

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


  1. consulnoun

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

    Etymology: From consul.

  2. consulnoun

    Either of the two highest-ranking officials of the Roman Republic.

    Etymology: From consul.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consulnoun

    one of the two chief magistrates of the republic

    Etymology: [L., prob. fr. consulere to deliberate. See Consult.]

  2. Consulnoun

    a senator; a counselor

    Etymology: [L., prob. fr. consulere to deliberate. See Consult.]

  3. Consulnoun

    one of the three chief magistrates of France from 1799 to 1804, who were called, respectively, first, second, and third consul

    Etymology: [L., prob. fr. consulere to deliberate. See Consult.]

  4. Consulnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L., prob. fr. consulere to deliberate. See Consult.]


  1. Consul

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Consul

    kon′sul, n. one of the two chief-magistrates in the Roman republic: one commissioned to reside in a foreign country as an agent for, or representative of, a government.—n. Con′sulage, duty paid to a consul for protection of goods.—adj. Con′sular, pertaining to a consul.—n. a man of consular rank.—ns. Con′sulate, the office, residence, or jurisdiction of a consul; Con′sulship, the office, or term of office, of a consul. [L.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Consul

    (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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. consul

    An officer established by a commission from the crown, in all foreign countries of any considerable trade, to facilitate business, and represent the merchants of his nation. They take rank with captains, but are to wait on them if a boat be sent. Commanders wait on consuls, but vice-consuls wait on commanders (in Etiquette). Ministers and chargés d'affaires retire in case of hostilities, but consuls are permitted to remain to watch the interests of their countrymen. When commerce began to flourish in modern Europe, occasion soon arose for the institution of a kind of court-merchant, to determine commercial affairs in a summary way. Their authority depends very much on their commission, and on the words of the treaty on which it is founded. The consuls are to take care of the affairs of the trade, and of the rights, interests, and privileges of their countrymen in foreign ports. Not being public ministers, they are liable to the lex loci both civil and criminal, and their exemption from certain taxes depends upon treaty and custom.

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  1. clonus

  2. cluons

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consul in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consul in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of consul in a Sentence

  1. Chrystia Freeland:

    Shocked by the comments made to the press by the Syrian Honorary Consul in Montreal and the views he has espoused publicly on social media and elsewhere, neither my team nor I were aware that officials at Global Affairs Canada had approved this appointment.

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