from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office or duties of a vice-consul.
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The gentleman, who was an unsalaried vice-consul, appalled at the number of interrogatories, immediately replied, “That he had his own business to attend to; he could not sit down to compose consular returns, which would require weeks of labour; and if it were considered part of his duties to answer such questions, he begged to resign at once his vice-consulship.”
A consulship, or vice-consulship abroad, for instance.