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Definition a diplomat appointed by a government to protect its commercial interests and help its citizens in a foreign country

A consul general is a consul of high rank. For historical senses of consul, see a comprehensive dictionary.
  • They have an ambassador in Washington and consuls in various cities.
consuls = diplomats appointed by their government to protect the government's commercial interests and help its citizens in a foreign country
  • She is a consul from Norway.
  • He had, at least, one resource to call on the French and English consuls at Yokohama for assistance.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • consuls = diplomats appointed by their government to help its citizens in a foreign country
  • he began demanding to be put ashore and said that at the first port he would "lodge a disposition" against them all with the British Consul.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • consul = diplomat appointed
  • So, he's feeling pretty pleased with himself as Sharpless, the American consul, arrives to witness the marriage.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • consul = a diplomat appointed by a government to help its citizens in a foreign country
  • You find your consul's house, you make him pay your expenses —
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • You and your white vice-consul!
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • I want you to replace LeBon as vice-consul.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • Vice-Consul LeBon is being transferred.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • She's also visited by Consul Sharpless, sent by Pinkerton on a minor errand.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • Consul, I am a sailor in port.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • To vice-consul.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • Vice-consul?
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • Today, in the eighth year after the collapse of the Eastern bloc, Stanislaw Cieciora's son is the Polish consul in Hamburg.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • I sold it to the British consul.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Consular officers in various sections of Mexico have been directed to make every effort to locate Dunne and save his life.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • I'm a child of Rome, consul to demigods, praetor of the First Legion.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • "Six weeks ago, at the American consul's, in Paris, a very quiet wedding of course, for even in our happiness we didn't forget dear little Beth."
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • How many times, in how many lands, had Gustaf Sondelius flattered pro-consuls and persuaded the heathen to let themselves be saved!
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • The most controlled unit of American intelligence since the State Department's Consular Operations.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity

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