“The Syrian war is having its effects here as well,” said Yehyavi, the Iranian consul general in Quetta.
The Japanese consul in Alexandria was sending the Germans reports on the movement of the Mediterranean Fleet.
He appointed a Jewish American as consul to Bucharest “for the benefit of the people who are laboring under severe oppression.”
He was made first consul, then consul for life in 1802, and then emperor in 1804.
The consul was a keen golfer, so Cunningham ostentatiously visited the clubhouse with his clubs and an overnight bag.
I see that you are trustworthy, and I do not mind telling you that the First consul is of somewhat the same opinion.
"The man is not so dead as he might be," replied the consul, laughing.
She sat down, apparently cool and collected, but in the chair most distant from the First consul.
There is always some interpreter of one nation residing in another, when they are allies, and who acts as a kind of consul.
And, generally, the advice of a consul is no justification of an illegal act.
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.