Definition for proconsul (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for proconsul
Government authority then rested with the Coalition Provisional Authority proconsul L. Paul Bremer.
The Proconsul half arose in his seat by way of protestation, as if he would forbid.Saronia|Richard Short
At one end of this large hall was a broad alcove, raised a single step, and here was laid the dinner for the proconsul.A Friend of Caesar|William Stearns Davis
At the expiration of his year of office, the Consul was sent to govern a province for one year, and was then called the Proconsul.History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD|Robert F. Pennell
British Dictionary definitions for proconsul
Word Origin for proconsul
Word Origin and History for proconsul
late 14c., "governor or military commander of an ancient Roman province," from Latin proconsul "governor of a province; military commander," from phrase pro consule "(acting) in place of a consul," from pro- "in place of" (see pro-) + ablative of consul. In modern use usually rhetorical, but it was a title of certain commissioners in the French Revolution, was used in English for "deputy consul," and was used again of U.S. administrators in Iraq during the occupation. Related: Proconsular.