- an official of ancient Rome who commanded an army in one or more of the provinces and, often, acted as a provincial governor
- a governing official in a present-day colony, occupied territory, etc.
Origin of proconsulMiddle English from Classical Latin from pro consule, (acting) for the consul: see pro- and consul
a genus of African ape of the Miocene, a possible ancestor of the chimpanzee and gorilla
Origin of Proconsulpro- + Consul, name of a famous chimpanzee at the London Zoo (c. 1930)
- A provincial governor of consular rank in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire.
- A high administrator in one of the modern colonial empires.
Origin of proconsulMiddle 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 .
From Latin prÅcÅnsul.