proconsulate

proconsulate

[proh-kon-suh-lit]
noun History/Historical.
the office or term of office of a proconsul.
Also, proconsulship.


Origin:
1650–60; < Latin prōconsulātus. See proconsul, -ate3

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proconsul (prəʊˈkɒnsəl)
 
n
1.  an administrator or governor of a colony, occupied territory, or other dependency
2.  (in ancient Rome) the governor of a senatorial province
 
[C14: from Latin, from prō consule (someone acting) for the consul. See pro-², consul]
 
proconsular
 
adj
 
pro'consulate
 
n
 
pro'consulship
 
n

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