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English definition of “consul”

consul

noun [C]     /ˈkɒnsəl/
GOVERNMENT a government official who lives in a foreign city and takes care of people from his or her own country who live or are travelling there. Part of a consul's job is also to protect the trade and business interests of his or her own country in the foreign country : the US Consul in Shanghai
consular adjective
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