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Definition of "vice-consul" []

  • One who acts in the place of a consul; a subordinate officer to whom special consular functions are delegated in a district already under the general supervision of a consul, or to whom consular functions are assigned in a district not of sufficient importance to require the presence of a consul. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "vice-consul" in a sentence
  • "I was alarmed when it looked as though the vice-consul in Nairobi, Liliane Khadour, was going to take the fall for consular bungling and ministerial malevolence -- and that may still happen after the ministers involved get through carrying out "investigations" of their own shops."
  • "When Kai Bird first stayed in the hotel as a small boy in 1956, it was in Jordan, where his father was the United States vice-consul."
  • "In the spring of 1956, Father was appointed vice-consul at the American consulate in the Jordanian-controlled part of Jerusalem."
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