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1. A provincial governor of consular rank in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire.
2. A high administrator in one of the modern colonial empires.

[Middle English, from Latin prōcōnsul, from prō cōnsule, in place of the consul : prō, instead of; see pro-1 + cōnsule, ablative of cōnsul, consul; see consul.]

pro·con′su·lar (-sə-lər) adj.
pro·con′su·late (-sə-lĭt) n.
pro·con′sul·ship′ n.


(proʊˈkɒn sə lɪt)

also pro•con′sul•ship`,

the office or term of office of a proconsul.
[1650–60; < Latin]
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Noun1.proconsulate - the position of proconsul
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
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The first battleground lay in Vespasian's proconsulate in Africa.
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(62) Finally, in 98-99 or 99-100, Trajan is named in the nominative in an inscription from Kantanos that records a dedication, either through the agency of a proconsul ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.]) or in the proconsulate of a man whose name is not preserved, but who has usually been identified as either Memmius or Severus.