Origin of proconsul
Examples from the Web for proconsular
He went to Africa with proconsular authority, and of course fleeced the Africans.
The year 51-50 Cicero spent, most unwillingly, as proconsular governor in far-off Cilicia.
The Consuls remained at home, and Generals were sent out with proconsular authority.
Finding a suitable building for the Proconsular Palace would present difficulties.A Slave is a Slave|Henry Beam Piper
A legate being appointed by the emperor over the conquered countries, Britain became a proconsular province.Old English Chronicles|Various
Word Origin 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.