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or vice consul

[vahys-kon-suh l] /ˈvaɪsˈkɒn səl/
a consular officer of a grade below that of consul.
Origin of vice-consul
First recorded in 1550-60
Related forms
vice-consular, adjective
vice-consulate, noun
vice-consulship, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There arrangements were made for the marriage before the British vice-consul.

    Jaffery William J. Locke
  • If there be a resident consul, the vice-consul is appointed and paid by him.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Clementina looked with smiling innocence at the vice-consul.

    Ragged Lady, Complete William Dean Howells
  • Among the houses on the right was that of the vice-consul, Mr. Thorn.

  • He was shown on to a balcony where the vice-consul sat with his Spanish wife and daughter at a table laid with wine and fruit.

    Brandon of the Engineers Harold Bindloss
  • We were to dine with the vice-consul at two o'clock, and we had not yet seen the fair.

  • I sent him a message, and the vice-consul arrived, full of abstract kindness, but the non-landing rule was inexorable.

    The Flaming Sword in Serbia and Elsewhere Mabel Annie Boulton Stobart
  • The guard who attended my person, presented me to the consul and vice-consul.

    Perils and Captivity Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
  • We hauled up the boat on the beach, and ran along till we came to the big house the vice-consul had told us of.

    The Three Lieutenants W.H.G. Kingston
  • Leaving the vice-consul, they reached the station and there parted.

    Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope

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