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Definition of "proconsular" [pro•con•su•lar]

  • Of or pertaining to a proconsul, or the office thereof. (adjective)

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Use "proconsular" in a sentence
  • "As best we can reconstruct it, the Senate and People of Rome agreed to award Crassus a special command against Spartacus, with virtually unlimited power what the Romans called proconsular imperium, even though he was a private citizen."
  • "Suleimani's networks of agents, collaborators, military advisers, client militias, and secret informers give him a degree of power that is difficult to gauge, but it often seems proconsular: "I, Qassem Suleimani," his text read, like an emperor's decree."
  • "Germanicus enjoyed a meteoric rise through the political and military ranks, earning appointment to the consulship in AD 12 at the precocious age of twenty-six and subsequently the proconsular command of legions stationed in Gaul and Germany."
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