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  1. con·sul
    IPA[ˈkänsəl]
  2. noun

    • 1. an official appointed by a government to live in a foreign city and protect and promote the government's citizens and interests there:

      the British consul in Israel
    • 2. (in ancient Rome) one of the two annually elected chief magistrates who jointly ruled the republic.

    • 3. any of the three chief magistrates of the first French republic (1799–1804).

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: consul, plural noun: consuls

    • noun

      an official appointed by a state to live in a foreign city and protect the state's citizens and interests there:

      (in ancient Rome) each of the two annually elected chief magistrates who jointly ruled the republic.

    • the title held by Napoleon Bonaparte from 1799 to 1804, when he became Emperor of France.
    • noun

      a consul of the highest status, stationed in a major city and supervising other consuls in the district.
    • the title held by Napoleon Bonaparte from 1799 to 1804, when he became Emperor of France.
    • noun

      a consul of the highest status.
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