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English definition of “consul”

consul

noun [C]     /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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