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

 

consul

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkɒnsl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnsl//
 
 
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a government official who is the representative of his or her country in a foreign city the British consul in Miami compare ambassador Word Origin late Middle English (denoting an ancient Roman magistrate): from Latin, related to consulere ‘take counsel’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: consul