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consul

(Encyclopedia) consul, title of the two chief magistrates of ancient Rome. The institution is supposed to have arisen with the expulsion of the kings, traditionally in 510 &BC;, and it was well?

Consulate

(Encyclopedia) Consulate, 1799?1804, in French history, form of government established after the coup of 18 Brumaire (Nov. 9?10, 1799), which ended the Directory. Three consuls were appointed to rule?

The Devil's Dictionary: Consul

by Ambrose Bierce CONSOLATIONCONSULTCONSUL -n. In American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he?

consular service

(Encyclopedia) consular service, organized body of public officers maintained by a government in the important ports and trade centers of foreign countries to protect the persons and interests of its?

Eutropius

(Encyclopedia) Eutropius, d. 399, consul of East Roman Emperor Arcadius. A eunuch of the palace, he brought about the marriage (395) of Arcadius and Eudoxia and succeeded Rufinus as chief minister.?

Laelius, Caius

(Encyclopedia) Laelius, Caius k??s l?l??s, d. c.160 &BC;, Roman general, consul in 190 &BC; He was the intimate friend and companion of Scipio Africanus Major from youth, and he held?

Fabricius

(Encyclopedia) Fabricius (Caius Fabricius Luscinus)f?br?sh?s fbr?n?, d. 250 &BC;, Roman general and statesman, distinguished for simplicity of habit and probity in public life. He persuaded?

Regulus

(Encyclopedia) Regulus (Marcus Atilius Regulus)r?gyo?ol?s, d. c.250 &BC;, Roman general in the First Punic War. While consul (267 &BC;) he conquered the Sallentini and captured Brundisium (?

praetor

(Encyclopedia) praetor pr?t?r, in ancient Rome, originally a consul, and later a judicial magistrate (from c.366 &BC;). In 242 &BC; two praetors were appointed, the urban praetor (praetor?

Shimoda

(Encyclopedia) Shimoda sh?m?d, town (1990 pop. 30,081), Shizuoka prefecture, E central Honshu, Japan, at the south extremity of Izu peninsula, on Shimoda Bay. It is an important port for the?