proconsul (Roman)

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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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proconsulhassle, Kassel, passel, tassel, vassal •axel, axle •cancel, hansel, Hänsel, Mansell •transaxle •castle, metatarsal, parcel, tarsal •chancel • sandcastle • Newcastle •Bessel, nestle, pestle, redressal, trestle, vessel, wrestle •Edsel • Texel •intercensal, pencil, stencil •pretzel • staysail • mainsail • Wiesel •abyssal, bristle, epistle, gristle, missal, scissel, thistle, whistle •pixel • plimsoll •tinsel, windsail •schnitzel, spritsail •Birtwistle •paradisal, sisal, trysail •apostle, colossal, dossal, fossil, glossal, jostle, throstle •consul, proconsul, tonsil •dorsal, morsel •council, counsel, groundsel •Mosul • fo'c's'le, forecastle •bustle, hustle, muscle, mussel, Russell, rustle, tussle •gunsel • corpuscle •disbursal, dispersal, Purcell, rehearsal, reversal, succursal, tercel, transversal, traversal, universal •Herzl

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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 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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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 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.