proconsulate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n proconsulate the position of proconsul
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Proconsulate The office jurisdiction of a proconsul, or the term of his office.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n proconsulate The office of a proconsul, or the term of his office.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Proconsulate the office, or term of office, of a proconsul
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. proconsulatus,: cf. F. proconsulat,

Usage

In literature:

Your uncle's party will see that it is best to allow the proconsul an election as promised.
"A Friend of Caesar" by William Stearns Davis
How coolly and contemptuously the lordly proconsuls and magistrates regarded the early Christians.
"Side Lights" by James Runciman
And the nation governs you by proconsuls.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 76, February, 1864" by Various
Other British proconsuls were also fortunate in India.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 72, October, 1863" by Various
It is uncertain what choice the proconsul would have made, had the decision been left simply to his own judgment.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 6. (of 7): Parthia" by George Rawlinson
The second was Lollia Paulina, wife of Caius Memmius, proconsul of a distant province.
"The Women of the Caesars" by Guglielmo Ferrero
Jugur'tha accordingly sent an embassy to the proconsul, professing his readiness to submit to any terms.
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
He said he was no Roman proconsul, but the slave of Carthage.
"Young Folks' History of Rome" by Charlotte Mary Yonge
It cannot surprise one that the term "proconsul" came to be a synonym for despot.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
Soldiering and proconsuling have their place, but so has the service of the Muses.
"Roads from Rome" by Anne C. E. Allinson
The proconsuls of the African province had hitherto lived at Utica; in 14-13 B.C.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
St Boniface has well been called the proconsul of the papacy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
What surprised him most was the news that she would have nothing whatever to do with the proconsul.
"Seven Legends" by Gottfried Keller
They bowed slightly in the direction of the audience chamber where the vague silhouette of the proconsul was alone visible.
"Lord Tony's Wife" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
It would have been highly imprudent in any to show publicly their abomination of the legal officers of the proconsul.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 3 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
In 219 he was raised to the consulship, and about 224 became Proconsul of Africa.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
But soon the fame of Cosmo and Damian began to be spread abroad, and the wicked Proconsul of Arabia heard about their good deeds.
"In God's Garden" by Amy Steedman
In 57 Gabinius went as proconsul to Syria.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
This was Vitellius, Proconsul of Syria and the shrewdest general on Caesar's list.
"Saul of Tarsus" by Elizabeth Miller
The latter, however, had no ambitions of this sort and refused the offer to become Proconsul of the Republic.
"The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom" by Hendrik Willem van Loon
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In poetry:

And drink the jewel-drunken wine and bend
her head in mimic awe
To see the huge proconsul draw the salted tunny
from the brine?
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde

In news:

The Elgins, 1766–1917: A Tale of Aristocrats, Proconsuls and Their Wives by Sydney Checkland Pergamon, 303 pp.
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