Proconsul Definition

prō-kŏnsəl
proconsuls
noun
An official of ancient Rome who commanded an army in one or more of the provinces and, often, acted as a provincial governor.
Webster's New World
A high administrator in one of the modern colonial empires.
American Heritage
A governing official in a present-day colony, occupied territory, etc.
Webster's New World
A genus of African ape of the Miocene, a possible ancestor of the chimpanzee and gorilla.
Webster's New World
pronoun

A taxonomic genus within the family Proconsulidae "” a Miocene basal ape or basal catarrhine.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Proconsul

Noun

Singular:
proconsul
Plural:
proconsuls

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

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