Proconsul meaning

prō-kŏnsəl
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A provincial governor of consular rank in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire.
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A high administrator in one of the modern colonial empires.
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An official of ancient Rome who commanded an army in one or more of the provinces and, often, acted as a provincial governor.
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A governing official in a present-day colony, occupied territory, etc.
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A genus of African ape of the Miocene, a possible ancestor of the chimpanzee and gorilla.
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(in ancient Rome) A magistrate who served as a consul and then as the governor of a province.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Proconsulidae "” a Miocene basal ape or basal catarrhine.
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Origin of proconsul

  • Middle English from Latin prōcōnsul from prō cōnsule in place of the consul prō instead of pro–1 cōnsule ablative of cōnsul consul consul

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin pro, before + Consul, name of a chimpanzee when the fossil was discovered.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin prōcōnsul.

    From Wiktionary