consul general

noun, plural consuls general.
  1. 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
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Historical Examples of consul general

  • That I was going to sit there like a dummy with the Consul-General's cable before me?

    End of the Tether

    Joseph Conrad

  • And I shouldn't wonder if the Consul-General himself doesn't come to hear of it.

    Falk

    Joseph Conrad

  • Of course there will be a consul-general in Egypt, and a vice-consul at each of the ports.

    At Aboukir and Acre

    George Alfred Henty

  • The post of consul-general for Austria was given to him in 1822.

    Old and New Paris, v. 1

    Henry Sutherland Edwards

  • Word was sent to the consul-general, and he immediately sent for me.


British Dictionary definitions for consul general

consul general

noun plural consuls general
  1. a consul of the highest grade, usually stationed in a city of considerable commercial importance
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