Pronunciation: (kon'sul), [key]
1. an official appointed by the government of one country to look after its commercial interests and the welfare of its citizens in another country.
2. either of the two chief magistrates of the ancient Roman republic.
3. Fr. Hist.one of the three supreme magistrates of the First Republic during the period 1799–1804.
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