from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A consul of the highest rank serving at a principal location and usually responsible for other consular offices within a country.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a consul of the first rank, stationed in an important place, or having jurisdiction in several places or over several consuls.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A diplomatic officer having the supervision of all the consulates of his government in a foreign country; a chief consul. Abbreviated C. G.
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The first thing the consul general there, an old acquaintance, had done was to tell them about the ominous strangers who had inquired about Gonwil Lodis early in the day.