Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who acts in the place of a consul; a subordinate officer to whom special consular functions are delegated in a district already under the general supervision of a consul, or to whom consular functions are assigned in a district not of sufficient importance to require the presence of a consul.

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Examples

  • When Kai Bird first stayed in the hotel as a small boy in 1956, it was in Jordan, where his father was the United States vice-consul.

    Lost in the Levant

  • When Kai Bird first stayed in the hotel as a small boy in 1956, it was in Jordan, where his father was the United States vice-consul.

    Lost in the Levant

  • I was alarmed when it looked as though the vice-consul in Nairobi, Liliane Khadour, was going to take the fall for consular bungling and ministerial malevolence -- and that may still happen after the ministers involved get through carrying out "investigations" of their own shops.

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  • When Kai Bird first stayed in the hotel as a small boy in 1956, it was in Jordan, where his father was the United States vice-consul.

    Lost in the Levant

  • After the war he was appointed the American vice-consul for religious affairs.

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

  • Even then, as a lowly vice-consul on his first posting, he took delight in crossing social boundaries.

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

  • In the spring of 1956, Father was appointed vice-consul at the American consulate in the Jordanian-controlled part of Jerusalem.

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

  • In the spring of 1956, Father was appointed vice-consul at the American consulate in the Jordanian-controlled part of Jerusalem.

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

  • A previous vice-consul, Frank Melloy, had jocularly labeled the flares “The flames of Hell!”

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

  • What the aristocratic Nusseibeh did not know was that even then the vice-consul who stood before him was in debt and living from paycheck to paycheck.

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

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