Part of speech: noun

An officer representing his country in a foreign port or city.

Part of speech: noun

A chief magistrate of ancient Rome, or of the French republic ( 1799 - 1804).

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Usage examples "consul":

  1. Rangoni, daughter of the Roman consul, whom I knew at Marseilles, and of whom I have already spoken. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  2. July 1.- Some months ago, thinking it might be useful, I obtained from the consul of my birthplace, by sending to another town, a passport for foreign parts. - "Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War", Various.
  3. I had brought letters to the consul- general, and to several residents in Alexandria, who immediately paid me visits at our hotel. - "Notes of an Overland Journey Through France and Egypt to Bombay", Miss Emma Roberts.