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"consul" in British English

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consulnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒn.səl/ us   /ˈkɑːn.səl/
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 German Consul
(Definition of consul from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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consulnoun [C]

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

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consulnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒnsəl/ us  
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
consular officers/officials/staff consular affairs/services/work
(Definition of consul from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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