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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consulshipnoun

    the post of consul


  1. consulshipnoun

    The office or status of a consul; a consulate

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Consulshipnoun

    The office of consul.

    Etymology: from consul.

    The patricians should do very ill,
    To let the consulship be so defil’d. Ben Jonson, Catiline.

    The lovely boy, with his auspicious face,
    Shall Pollio’s consulship and triumph grace. Dryden.


  1. consulship

    A consul held the highest elected political office of the Roman Republic (c. 509 BC to 27 BC), and ancient Romans considered the consulship the second-highest level of the cursus honorum (an ascending sequence of public offices to which politicians aspired) after that of the censor. Each year, the Centuriate Assembly elected two consuls to serve jointly for a one-year term. The consuls alternated in holding fasces – taking turns leading – each month when both were in Rome and a consul's imperium extended over Rome and all its provinces. There were two consuls in order to create a check on the power of any individual citizen in accordance with the republican belief that the powers of the former kings of Rome should be spread out into multiple offices. To that end, each consul could veto the actions of the other consul. After the establishment of the Empire (27 BC), the consuls became mere symbolic representatives of Rome's republican heritage and held very little power and authority, with the Emperor acting as the supreme authority.


  1. consulship

    Consulship is the term used to describe the role, status, or tenure of a consul, who is an official appointed by a government to reside in a foreign city and protect and promote the government's citizens and interests there. In ancient Rome, it was the highest elected political office of the Roman Republic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consulshipnoun

    the office of a consul; consulate

  2. Consulshipnoun

    the term of office of a consul

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consulship in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consulship in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of consulship in a Sentence

  1. M Aurelius:

    Consider, and you will find that almost all the transactions of the time of Vespasian differed little from those of the present day. You there find marrying and giving in marriage, educating children, sickness, death, war, joyous holidays, traffic, agriculture, flatterers, insolent pride, suspicions, laying of plots, longing for the death of others, newsmongers, lovers, misers, men canvassing for consulship?yet all these passed away, and are nowhere.

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