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  • n. The office or status of a consul; a consulate

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The office of a consul; consulate.
  • n. The term of office of a consul.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office or the term of office of a consul, in either the political or the diplomatic sense of the word: as, the consulship of Cicero. See consul.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the post of consul


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  • This exalted idea of the consulship is borrowed from an oration (iii.p. 107) pronounced by Julian in the servile court of Constantius.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • The story of my consulship is an absolute gift to anyone with the slightest spark of imagination.


  • We, who can recall the consulship of Plancus, and quite respectable, old-fogyfied times, remember amongst other amusements which we had as children the pictures at which we were permitted to look.

    John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character

  • I seek the consulship, which is immortality—a prize worth fighting for, yes?


  • Yes, but the consulship is a joint office, based on the principle that political power should always be checked.


  • I can see where bribing might be excusable if the consulship was the prize, but quaestor!

    The First Man in Rome

  • Consequently your colleague in the consulship is a man of straw.

    The First Man in Rome

  • Therefore Publius Apuleius, a tribune of the people, who ever since my consulship has been the witness and partaker of, and my assistant in all my designs and all my dangers could not endure the grief of witnessing my indignation.

    The Orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero, Volume 4

  • If I had not shewn some boldness and spirit in opposing his intemperate attack, would not everyone have concluded that the courage I had displayed in my consulship was the result of accident rather than design?

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 The Whole Extant Correspodence in Chronological Order

  • Their consulship was a popular one, and inflicted no injustice upon the patricians, though they regarded it with suspicion, for whatever was done to safeguard the liberties of the plebs they looked upon as an infringement of their own powers.

    The History of Rome, Vol. I


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