Origin of consul
Examples from the Web for consulship
The date of the rescript is the third consulship of Antoninus Pius.Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus|Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
To Fabius, in consideration of his extraordinary merit in the conquest of Etruria, the consulship was continued.The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six|Titus Livius
The Senate refused to allow Pompeius to stand for the consulship.Ancient Rome|Mary Agnes Hamilton
I didn't want him to have the consulship, because getting that would perhaps mean getting Di, too.The Powers and Maxine|Charles Norris Williamson
Mamercus was a very wealthy man, and his refusal of the aedileship was the cause of his defeat for the consulship.De Officiis|Marcus Tullius Cicero
British Dictionary definitions for consulship
Word Origin for consul
Word Origin and History for consulship
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.