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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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  • The salary of the consul general does not pay his expenses in Rome.

    Twenty Years in Europe Samuel H. M. Byers
  • He had already reported on his conversation with the consul general.

    The Caves of Fear John Blaine
  • If you wish to talk business, Count, you must go to the consul general.'

    Ten Years Near the German Frontier Maurice Francis Egan
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • consul general Winslow has frequently called attention to the advantages which may be obtained.

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

  • 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
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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