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"consul" in British English

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consulnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒn.səl/  us   /ˈkɑːn.səl/
an ​officialchosen by a ​government to ​live in a ​foreigncity, in ​order to take ​care of ​people from the official's own ​country who ​travel or ​live there, and to ​protect the ​tradeinterests of that ​government: the ​German Consul
(Definition of consul from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"consul" in American English

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consulnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑn·səl/
a ​governmentofficial who ​lives in a ​foreigncity in ​order to take ​care of the ​people from the official’s own ​country who are ​traveling or ​living there and to ​protect the ​tradeinterests of that ​government
(Definition of consul from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"consul" in Business English

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consulnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkɒnsəl/
GOVERNMENT a ​governmentofficial who ​lives in a ​foreign city and ​takescare 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 ​businessinterests of his or her own country in the ​foreign country: the US Consul in Shanghai
consular
adjective
consular ​officers/​officials/​staff consular affairs/​services/​work
(Definition of consul from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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