Vice consul

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vice consul a consular officer holding the place of a consul during the consul's absence or after he has been relieved.
    • Vice consul a subordinate officer, authorized to exercise consular functions in some particular part of a district controlled by a consul.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
cf. F. vice-consul

Usage

In literature:

The history of the Sistan Vice-Consulate does not go back very far, but is, nevertheless, very interesting.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
We were to dine with the vice-consul at two o'clock, and we had not yet seen the fair.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878" by Various
By PETER F. STOUT, Esq., late U. S. Vice-Consul.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
A Greek of Limasol who hoisted his flag as English Vice-Consul insisted upon my accepting his hospitality.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
His son is vice-consul at Havre, France.
"The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 5, Bay State Monthly, Volume 4, No. 5, May, 1886" by Various
He settled at Athens, and was made vice-consul by the French Government.
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2" by George Gordon Byron
Mr Reinlin, the Dutch Vice Consul, came on board with letters.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
Among the houses on the right was that of the vice-consul, Mr. Thorn.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
Now, the Pro-Consul should have taken four steps forward, as being the most noble, the Vice-Prefect five.
"Gycia" by Lewis Morris
The young man was the vice-consul.
"Command" by William McFee
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In news:

During the vice presidential debate "Jumpin' Joe" Biden said that neither he nor the White House knew that the consulate in Benghazi had requested increased security.
One of the first attacks leveled by Congressman Paul Ryan during last week's vice presidential campaign was to blame the deaths of four Americans at the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya on the Obama administration.
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