Roman History. an official, usually a former consul, who acted as governor or military commander of a province, and who had powers similar to those of a consul.
any appointed administrator over a dependency or an occupied area.
- pro·con·su·lar, adjective
- pro·con·su·lar·ly, adverb
Other definitions for Proconsul (2 of 2)
an African subgenus of Dryopithecus that lived 17–20 million years ago and is possibly ancestral to modern hominoids.
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How to use proconsul in a sentence
Government authority then rested with the Coalition Provisional Authority proconsul L. Paul Bremer.
The curator of his city sent him in chains to the proconsul.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire | Edward Gibbon
I was travelling through Judæa, on my way to Syria, and the Cæsar had desired me to visit the proconsul."Unto Caesar" | Baroness Emmuska Orczy
He said he was no Roman proconsul, but the slave of Carthage.Young Folks' History of Rome | Charlotte Mary Yonge
The Roman proconsul rose from his chair and motioned that the audience was at an end.The Last of the Legions and Other Tales of Long Ago | Arthur Conan Doyle
The other senatorial provinces were entrusted to praetors, who also bore the title of proconsul.Quintus Claudius, Volume 2 of 2 | Ernst Eckstein
British Dictionary definitions for proconsul
an administrator or governor of a colony, occupied territory, or other dependency
(in ancient Rome) the governor of a senatorial province
- proconsular (prəʊˈkɒnsjʊlə), adjective
- proconsulate or proconsulship, noun
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