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Definition of Consul

  CONSUL   noun
In American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country.

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Regular definition:
?k?ns?l n. 1 an official appointed by a State to live in a foreign city and protect the State's citizens and interests there. 2 hist. either of two annually elected chief magistrates in ancient Rome. 3 any of the three chief magistrates of the French republic (1799-1804). °°consular adj. consulship n. [ME f. L, rel. to consulere take counsel]

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