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Legal Definition and Related Resources of Consul

Meaning of Consul

An officer appointed by the government of one nation to reside in a foreign country primarily to facilitate and supervise interest of that government’s citizens.

Consul Alternative Definition

A commercial agent of a country residing in a foreign seaport, whose duty is to promote the commerce of the state commissioning him. 83 Tex. 88. He is not a diplomatic agent, and has no authority to represent his country in diplomatic negotiations. 1 Kent, Comm. 43.

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Consul in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of consul.


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Policeman
  • Law Enforcement Agency

Further Reading

English Legal System: Consul

In the context of the English law, A Dictionary of Law provides the following legal concept of Consul :

A *diplomatic agent commissioned by a sovereign state to reside in a foreign city, to represent the political and trading interests of the sending state, and to assist in all matters pertaining to the commercial relations between the two countries.

See also diplomatic missio

A diplomatic agent with lower immunity than an ambassador who works with fellow citizens’ problems and commercial matters.

A diplomatic agent with lower immunity than an ambassador who works with fellow citizens’ problems and commercial matters.



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