Synonyms for consul

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The consul then saw the Dutch merchant, and the matter was arranged between them.

She had a new cap tain, and he consented to receive me as a consul's man.

I suppose there must be a consul—Asiut seems a big, important town.

The British Consul hadn't had such a marriage in the whole of his Consularity.

In 1811 Mr. Madison appointed him consul at Riga, but he declined the place.

At dinner that night he expressed his doubts to the Consul, who shook his head.

The captain promised to hand them over to the British Consul at Barbadoes.

There is no jury; the Consul has suspended trial by jury for two years.

The Consul is the most forgiving of men; he never bears malice.

At the American Consul's dinner an expedition on the Niessen had been arranged.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "magistrate in ancient Rome," from Old French consule and directly from Latin consul "magistrate in ancient Rome," probably originally "one who consults the Senate," from consulere "to deliberate, take counsel" (see consultation).

Modern sense began with use as appellation of various foreign officials and magistrates, "a representative chosen by a community of merchants living in a foreign country; an agent appointed by a government or ruler to represent the interests of its subjects and traders in a foreign place" (c.1600), an extended sense that developed 13c. in the Spanish form of the word.

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