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pro·con·sul / prōˈkänsəl/ • n. 1. a governor of a province in ancient Rome, having much of the authority of a consul. 2. a governor or deputy consul of a modern colony. DERIVATIVES: pro·con·su·lar / -ˈkäns(y)ələr/ adj. pro·con·su·late / -ˈkäns(y)ələt/ n. pro·con·sul·ship / -ship/ n.

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proconsul governor of an ancient Roman province XIV; governor of a modern colony, etc. XIX. — L. prōconsul, for prō consule (one acting) for the consul; see PRO-1, CONSUL.
So proconsular XVII. — L. prōconsulāris. Similarly propraetor XVI. — L., for prō prætōre.

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Proconsul

Proconsul A genus of extinct apes known from fossil remains, 50 million years old, found mostly in Kenya and assigned to the species P. africanus. A find made in 1948 was the first discovery of a skull of Miocene ape. It is believed that Proconsul was similar and possibly closely related to the genus Dryopithecus.

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proconsul a governor of a province in ancient Rome, having much of the authority of a consul.

In 1933, the name Proconsul was given to a fossil hominoid primate found in Lower Miocene deposits in East Africa, one of the last common ancestors of both humans and the great apes.

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Proconsul

Pro·con·sul / prōˈkänsəl/ • n. a fossil hominoid (genus Proconsul, family Pongidae) primate found in Lower Miocene deposits in East Africa, one of the last common ancestors of both humans and the great apes.

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Proconsul (in zoology)

Proconsul, extinct group of apes, now considered a subgroup of Dryopithecus.Proconsul fossils have been discovered in E Africa. It is a probable ancestor of the chimpanzee and lived from 12 to 25 million years ago.

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proconsul (in ancient Rome)

proconsul, in ancient Rome, governor of a province. He was in sole charge of the army, of justice, and of administration in his province and could not be prosecuted for maladministration until his office expired. In modern times the title has sometimes been used for a colonial governor with far-reaching powers.

See W. M. Jashemski, The Origin and History of the Proconsular and the Propraetorian Imperium to 27 BC (1950).

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