Noun(1) an official in a modern colony who has considerable administrative power(2) a provincial governor of consular rank in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire(3) an anthropoid ape of the genus Proconsul
(1) The New York Times revealed recently a US occupation plan calling for Iraq to be governed by a military proconsul .(2) Caesar proconsul of the province of Further Spain; victorious campaign against the Lusitani which permits him to seek a Triumph in Rome.(3) If the Roman proconsul reinforced dominant notions of ideal masculinity and thereby captured the admiration of almost all the reviewers in 1834, the same cannot be said of the principal female figure in Ingres's painting.(4) The ancient road system in southern Gaul began after the foundation of the province of Gallia Transalpina in 118 BC, when the proconsul Cnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus constructed the Via Domitia.(5) What kind of economy would the US proconsul be supervising?(6) Hyrcanus, though he might call himself king, got only Jerusalem, along with a few pieces north and south, but even this small area he could not govern without checking in with the Roman proconsul in Damascus.(7) He served in Britain under Claudius and was proconsul of Africa in 63.(8) It needed only a few Roman officials, with a proconsul at their head, to govern this senatorial province; moreover, to judge from the epigraphic sources, very few Roman citizens were tempted to settle there.(9) They ridiculed leaked U.S. plans to install a proconsul in the Douglas MacArthur mold, strutting around with a cob pipe and dictating orders to a humiliated people.(10) They received tribute payments from western kings and gave to those kings titles like proconsul and Master of the Horse.(11) They made clear that the US aimed to conquer the country and install a military proconsul - along the lines of General MacArthur's six and a half-year rule in Japan - before handing it over to a puppet government.(12) He would remain proconsul over Italy, Spain, Gaul and Syria, but the Senate would take up responsibility for the rest of the provinces.(13) Rather, he is to function as an imperial proconsul , wielding unfettered power over a militarily occupied country.(14) With the defeat of Japan, MacArthur became the virtual American proconsul in Tokyo, often ignoring instructions from Washington on occupation policy.(15) Khalilzad, who acts as a proconsul dictating US terms in Afghanistan, declared to the press that it was time for the regional commanders to ├ö├ç├┐clarify├ö├ç├û whether they wanted to join the government.(16) Under the old Republic, a proconsul was the supreme civil and military officer of the province, superior to all other Romans and natives in the province.
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