Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a proconsul, or the office thereof.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining of a proconsul.
  • adj. Under the government of a proconsul.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a proconsul or his position or authority: as, proconsular rule.
  • Under the government of a proconsul: as, a proconsular province.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or typical of a proconsul

Etymologies

From Latin prōcōnsulāris. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    The Spartacus War

  • 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.

    The Sandman Cometh

  • 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.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • The British proconsular class were for the most part not Orientalists at all.

    East is East

  • To think that this unhappy boy should have been so corrupted by you as to read aloud in the proconsular court, before a man of such lofty character as Claudius Maximus, a letter from his mother, which he chooses to regard as amatory, and in the presence of the statues of the emperor Pius to accuse his mother of yielding to a shameful passion and reproach her with her amours?

    The Defense

  • Picture then, if you can, a Roman governor with a proconsular imperium descending upon some eastern province like Cilicia, Syria, or Pontus.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • And Titius is taking my Syrian fleet to Miletus with a proconsular imperium.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • “Once she learned that your brother Lucius was pardoned and sent to Further Spain with a proconsular imperium, she was easier to deal with.”

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • The Pact of Puteoli or Misenum or whatever you want to call it gave Sextus proconsular imperium over the Islands as well as the Peloponnese.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Five hundred years of history were encompassed in that one small space: half a millennium of magistracies and governorships, proconsular decrees and judicial rulings, from Lusitania to Macedonia, from Africa to Gaul, and most of them made in the names of the same few families: the Aemilii, the Claudii, the Cornelii, the Lutatii, the Metelii, the Servilii.

    Imperium

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