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consul general

noun, plural consuls general.
a consular officer of the highest rank, as a person who is stationed at a place of considerable commercial importance or supervises other consuls.
Origin of consul general
First recorded in 1745-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Did you at any time get any evidence to indicate that she was in touch with any Soviet officials at all, the consul general?

    Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • If you wish to talk business, Count, you must go to the consul general.'

    Ten Years Near the German Frontier Maurice Francis Egan
  • The Hindu boy had used his friend as a go-between and had arranged for the consul general to advance him funds.

    The Caves of Fear John Blaine
  • The consul general has been here five years, and has got enough of it to do him for a century, and is going home shortly.

    The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • He had already reported on his conversation with the consul general.

    The Caves of Fear John Blaine
  • The same night there was an attempt to fire the residence of the French consul general.

  • She lived but a few years, and died in Egypt, where her husband was consul general, leaving a young son.

    As I Remember Marian Gouverneur
  • One can not but wonder why he is not a minister or an ambassador, instead of only a consul general.

    In Africa John T. McCutcheon
  • consul general Winslow has frequently called attention to the advantages which may be obtained.

British Dictionary definitions for consul general

consul general

noun (pl) consuls general
a consul of the highest grade, usually stationed in a city of considerable commercial importance
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