browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
consul

more about consul

consul


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consul  \Con"sul\,  n.  [L.,  prob.  fr  consulere  to  deliberate.  See 
  {Consult}.] 
  1.  (Rom.  Antiq.)  One  of  the  two  chief  magistrates  of  the 
  republic. 
 
  Note:  They  were  chosen  annually,  originally  from  the 
  patricians  only,  but  later  from  the  plebeians  also 
 
  2.  A  senator;  a  counselor.  [Obs.] 
 
  Many  of  the  consuls,  raised  and  met,  Are  at  the 
  duke's  already.  --Shak. 
 
  With  kings  and  consuls  of  the  earth.  --Job.  iii.  14 
  (Douay  Ver.  ) 
 
  3.  (Fr.  Hist.)  One  of  the  three  chief  magistrates  of  France 
  from  1799  to  1804,  who  were  called  respectively,  first 
  second  and  third  consul. 
 
  4.  An  official  commissioned  to  reside  in  some  foreign 
  country,  to  care  for  the  commercial  interests  of  the 
  citizens  of  the  appointing  government,  and  to  protect  its 
  seamen. 
 
  {Consul  general},  a  consul  of  the  first  rank,  stationed  in  an 
  important  place  or  having  jurisdiction  in  several  places 
  or  over  several  consuls. 
 
  {Vice  consul},  a  consular  officer  holding  the  place  of  a 
  consul  during  the  consul's  absence  or  after  he  has  been 
  relieved. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  consul 
  n  :  a  diplomat  appointed  by  a  government  to  protect  its 
  commercial  interests  and  help  its  citizens  in  a  foreign 
  country 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Consul 
 
    A  {constraint}-based  [{future}-based?]  language 
  with  {Lisp}-like  {syntax}. 
 
  ["Consul:  A  Parallel  Constraint  Language",  D.  Baldwin,  IEEE 
  Software  6(4):62-71]. 
 
  (1994-11-30) 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  CONSUL,  n.  In  American  politics,  a  person  who  having  failed  to  secure 
  and  office  from  the  people  is  given  one  by  the  Administration  on 
  condition  that  he  leave  the  country. 
 
 




more about consul