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or vice con·sul

[vahys-kon-suh l]
  1. a consular officer of a grade below that of consul.
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Origin of vice-consul

First recorded in 1550–60
Related formsvice-con·su·lar, adjectivevice-con·su·late, nounvice-con·sul·ship, noun
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Examples from the Web for vice-consul

Historical Examples

  • Of course there will be a consul-general in Egypt, and a vice-consul at each of the ports.

    At Aboukir and Acre

    George Alfred Henty

  • We were to dine with the vice-consul at two o'clock, and we had not yet seen the fair.

  • "You were willing enough to talk to the vice-consul," he suggested.

    Plotting in Pirate Seas

    Francis Rolt-Wheeler

  • The guard who attended my person, presented me to the consul and vice-consul.

    Perils and Captivity

    Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard

  • Leaving the Vice-Consul, they reached the station and there parted.

    Tristram of Blent

    Anthony Hope