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consul

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɒn.səl/ us    /ˈkɑːn-/
an official chosen by a government to live in a foreign city, in order to take care of people from the official's own country who travel or live there, and to protect the trade interests of that government: the British ConsulDiplomacy and mediation
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