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Meaning of proconsul

pro•con•sul

Pronunciation: (prō-kon'sul), [key]
— n.
  1. an official, usually a former consul, who acted as governor or military commander of a province, and who had powers similar to those of a consul.
  2. any appointed administrator over a dependency or an occupied area.

Pro•con•sul

Pronunciation: (prō-kon'sul), [key]
— n.
  1. an African subgenus of Dryopithecus that lived 17–20 million years ago and is possibly ancestral to modern hominoids.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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