Definition of consul noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɒnsl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnsl//
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  1. 1a government official who is the representative of his or her country in a foreign city the British consul in Miami compare ambassador
  2. 2(in ancient Rome) one of the two heads of state who were elected each year to rule the Roman Republic Together Pompey, Crassus and Caesar succeeded in getting Caesar elected consul.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (denoting an ancient Roman magistrate): from Latin, related to consulere ‘take counsel’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: consul