Origin of consul
Examples from the Web for consul
“The Syrian war is having its effects here as well,” said Yehyavi, the Iranian consul general in Quetta.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The U.S. position is that as a consul, Khobragade was not immune from arrest for allegedly under-paying her maid.
The Japanese consul in Alexandria was sending the Germans reports on the movement of the Mediterranean Fleet.
The consul was a keen golfer, so Cunningham ostentatiously visited the clubhouse with his clubs and an overnight bag.
But the consul denied there had been any kind of direct Sandinista pressure to cut off funding for the group.Nicaragua’s President Accused of Sex Abuse by His Stepdaughter|Mac Margolis|May 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As general or First Consul, he never wore gloves, contenting himself with holding and crumpling them in his left hand.The Companions of Jehu|Alexandre Dumas, pre
Because the consul has to have eyes and the consul has to know what he is looking for.President Wilson's Addresses|Woodrow Wilson
That night, after telegraphing the consul at Gibraltar of his coming, he crossed the channel.The Wreck of the Titan|Morgan Robertson
The British consul was dragged out of his carriage, and severely injured.With Kitchener in the Soudan|G. A. Henty
Consul knows this and has tried many times to burglarise it.Gorillas & Chimpanzees|R. L. Garner
British Dictionary definitions for consul
Word Origin for consul
Word Origin and History for consul
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.