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Noun: proconsul  prow'kón-sul
  1. An official in a modern colony who has considerable administrative power
  2. A provincial governor of consular rank in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire
  3. An anthropoid ape of the genus Proconsul

Derived forms: proconsuls

Type of: functionary, governor, hominoid, official

Part of: genus Proconsul

Encyclopedia: Proconsul