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or pro·con·sul·ship

noun History/Historical.
  1. the office or term of office of a proconsul.
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Origin of proconsulate

From the Latin word prōconsulātus, dating back to 1650–60. See proconsul, -ate3
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Historical Examples of proconsulate

  • The proconsulate of the seas was to be vested in the same person for three years.

    Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18

    William Stevenson

  • As for the statues and the bronzes, the finest were doubtless part of the spoils of Piso's proconsulate in Macedonia.

    Naples Past and Present

    Arthur H. Norway