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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 Consul
Translations of “consul”
in Korean 영사…
in Arabic قُنْصُل…
in French consul, ule…
in Turkish konsolos, konsül…
in Italian consule…
in Chinese (Traditional) 領事…
in Russian консул…
in Polish konsul…
in Spanish cónsul…
in Portuguese cônsul, consulesa…
in German der Konsul…
in Catalan cònsol…
in Japanese 領事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 领事…
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