[kon-suh l] /ˈkɒn səl/
an official appointed by the government of one country to look after its commercial interests and the welfare of its citizens in another country.
either of the two chief magistrates of the ancient Roman republic.
French History. one of the three supreme magistrates of the First Republic during the period 1799–1804.
an official appointed by a sovereign state to protect its commercial interests and aid its citizens in a foreign city
(in ancient Rome) either of two annually elected magistrates who jointly exercised the highest authority in the republic
(in France from 1799 to 1804) any of the three chief magistrates of the First Republic
early 15c., from Latin consularis, from consul (see consul).
late 14c., “magistrate in ancient Rome,” from Old French consule and directly from Latin consul “magistrate in ancient Rome,” probably originally “one who consults the Senate,” from consulere “to deliberate, take counsel” (see consultation).
Modern sense began with use as appellation of various foreign officials and magistrates, “a representative chosen by a community of merchants living in a foreign country; an agent appointed by a government or ruler to represent the interests of its subjects and traders in a foreign place” (c.1600), an extended sense that developed 13c. in the Spanish form of the word.
[kon-suh-lit] /ˈkɒn sə lɪt/ noun 1. the premises officially occupied by a . 2. the position, work, authority, or term of service of a . 3. (often initial capital letter) a government by , as in France from 1799 to 1804. /ˈkɒnsjʊlɪt/ noun 1. the business premises or residence of a consul 2. government by […]
noun, plural consulates general. 1. the office or establishment of a consul general.
noun, plural consuls general. 1. a consular officer of the highest rank, as a person who is stationed at a place of considerable commercial importance or supervises other consuls. noun (pl) consuls general 1. a consul of the highest grade, usually stationed in a city of considerable commercial importance
[kon-suh l] /ˈkɒn səl/ noun 1. an official appointed by the government of one country to look after its commercial interests and the welfare of its citizens in another country. 2. either of the two chief magistrates of the ancient Roman republic. 3. French History. one of the three supreme magistrates of the First Republic […]
[verb kuh n-suhlt; noun kon-suhlt, kuh n-suhlt] /verb kənˈsʌlt; noun ˈkɒn sʌlt, kənˈsʌlt/ verb (used with object) 1. to seek advice or information from; ask guidance from: Consult your lawyer before signing the contract. 2. to refer to for information: Consult your dictionary for the spelling of the word. 3. to have regard for (a […]