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cōnsul ulis, m

com-+2 SAL-, a consul; the highest magistracy of the Roman republic was vested in two consuls, chosen annually: ordinarius, for the full term (opp. suffectus, to fill a vacancy), L.: designatus, elect: consules creantur, Cs.: me consulem fecistis: ne sufficiatur consul, chosen to fill a vacancy: Consulis imperium, V.— In dates, defining the year; usu. abl absol.: Messalā et Pisone consulibus, in the consulship of, Cs.: a. d. V Kal. Apr. L. Pisone A. Gabinio consulibus (i. e. the 28th of March), Cs.: nobis consulibus: Consule Tullo, H.: Bibuli consulis amphora, H.: XL annis ante me consulem: ante vos consules: post L. Sullam Q. Pompeium consules. — Sing collect., the consuls, supreme magistracy: eo (iure) consulem usurum, L.: legatisque ad consulem missis, L.: nullius earum rerum consuli ius est, S.—In the title, pro consule (abbrev. procos.), plur. pro consulibus, a vice-consul, deputy-consul, magistrate with consular powers; orig. given to a general sent to command an army: pro consule Quinctium subsidio castris mitti, L.: non oportere mitti privatum pro consule. — Also, to a consul whose military command was prolonged beyond his term of office: ut cum Philo consulatu abisset, pro consule rem gereret, L. — After Sulla's time, the consuls, when their year expired, assumed the chief magistracy in provinces designated by the senate, as pro consulibus: litterae a Bruto pro consule: ex litteris Bruti pro consule: qui pro consulibus sint ad urbem, Cs.; see also proconsul. —A proconsul: mortuus Claudius consul erat, L.: quaestor obtigit (Cato) consuli, N. — Poet.: non unius anni, i. e. not by election, but by nature, H.

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