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n. Abbr. Con. or Cons.
1. An official appointed by a government to reside in a foreign country and represent his or her government's commercial interests and assist its citizens there. See Usage Note at council.
2. Either of the two chief magistrates of the Roman Republic, elected for a term of one year.
3. Any of the three chief magistrates of the French Republic from 1799 to 1804.

[Middle English, Roman consul, from Latin cōnsul; possibly akin to cōnsulere, to take counsel.]

con′su·lar (-sə-lər) adj.
con′sul·ship′ n.
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Noun1.consulship - the post of consul
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
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[ˈkɒnsəlʃɪp] Nconsulado m
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nKonsulat nt
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For when he had carried the consulship for a friend of his, against the pursuit of Sylla, and that Sylla did a little resent thereat, and began to speak great, Pompey turned upon him again, and in effect bade him be quiet; for that more men adored the sun rising, than the sun setting.
You hear the dull thud, thud of the ball, and the shouts of "Off your side," "Down with him," "Put him over," "Bravo." This is what we call "a scrummage," gentlemen, and the first scrummage in a School-house match was no joke in the consulship of Plancus.
Between them, they levied wars against the senate, bought votes into consulship, set the rabble against nobles, even respected Cicero got exiled for opposing their alliance.
Cicero, in one of his last works, De Senectute (On Growing Old), has his speaker Cato the Elder assert concerning the long life (100 years) of Marcus Valerius Corvus that "[t]here were forty-six years between his first and [the end of] his sixth consulship. Thus his term of public life lasted the full number of years which our ancestors accounted as the beginning of old age" (47).
that a statue of Claudia Quinta, placed in the front entrance of the temple of the Mother of the gods, a temple twice burned up in a fire, first in the consulship of Publius Scipio Nasica and Lucius Bestia, again in the consulship of Marcus Servilius and Lucius Lamia, stood intact on its own pedestal in the flames).
He was born in 40 AD and steadily advanced through the various offices that led to the consulship, which he held in 77, about five years earlier than the accustomed age.
Tightly packed with details, consularia naturally provided chroniclers with vital material, though the end of the consulship itself in 541 caused the sub-genres eventual demise.
ALSTON MAKES clear his personal distaste for the man: he refers to Cicero's "long and sadly not quite completely lost poem" about his own consulship; and says that immodesty was "a trait with which Cicero should have been abundantly familiar." It is Cicero's political failure that he finds most significant, however.