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n. Abbr. Con. or Cons.
1. An official appointed by a government to reside in a foreign country and represent his or her government's commercial interests and assist its citizens there. See Usage Note at council.
2. Either of the two chief magistrates of the Roman Republic, elected for a term of one year.
3. Any of the three chief magistrates of the French Republic from 1799 to 1804.

[Middle English, Roman consul, from Latin cōnsul; possibly akin to cōnsulere, to take counsel.]

con′su·lar (-sə-lər) adj.
con′sul·ship′ n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.consulship - the post of consul
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"


[ˈkɒnsəlʃɪp] Nconsulado m


nKonsulat nt
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For when he had carried the consulship for a friend of his, against the pursuit of Sylla, and that Sylla did a little resent thereat, and began to speak great, Pompey turned upon him again, and in effect bade him be quiet; for that more men adored the sun rising, than the sun setting.
This is what we call "a scrummage," gentlemen, and the first scrummage in a School-house match was no joke in the consulship of Plancus.
Wresting the command through the threat of force, Sulla moved east with his army, leaving Rome under the influence of Marius, who promptly captured a seventh consulship.
Cicero, in one of his last works, De Senectute (On Growing Old), has his speaker Cato the Elder assert concerning the long life (100 years) of Marcus Valerius Corvus that "[t]here were forty-six years between his first and [the end of] his sixth consulship.
Like Cicero, Eguiara was an orator, who delivered numerous sermons and orations in Latin and the vernacular on important occasions in their New World metropolis, which allowed him to climb the greasy pole of the ecclesiastical hierarchy, culminating in a bishop's miter, a dignity equal of any consulship.
Cicero's suppression of the Catilinarian conspiracy during his consulship in 63 B.
Cornelius Balbus is well known to historians: he was a provincial from Gades in Spain who gained Roman citizenship and rose to great heights in Rome, eventually becoming the first naturalized civis to attain the consulship, which he did in 40 BCE.
Marius obtained the consulship on seven occasions and was a commander with a remarkable bond with his men.
This single act of independence indeed makes him for me most worthy not only of the aedileship but even of the consulship.
After the failure of Melville's most famous novel, there is a noticeable drop in the intensity of the men's written exchanges, which come to an abrupt stop, at least insofar as the surviving documents confirm, before Hawthorne departs for his consulship job in Liverpool, an important appointment secured through his friendship with then-president Franklin Pierce, whom Hawthorne unsuccessfully lobbied to give his friend Melville a government position.
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We grasp the new political power of the plebeians (now designated Citizens) when we learn that Coriolanus "cannot go without any honest man's voice" in his election for the consulship and when Menenius pays lip service to the plebs' status by addressing them as his "honest neighbours" (2.