Translation of consul in Spanish:


cónsul, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkɑnsəl/ /ˈkɒns(ə)l/

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  • 1

    cónsul masculine, feminine
  • 2

    (in ancient Rome)
    cónsul masculine
    • A spokesman stepped forward to offer a compromise: Octavian would remain consul, but a second consul would be elected annually, as of old, so that he could share the burden.
    • In place of the monarchy they set up a republic with power vested in a senate and two annually elected consuls.
    • Elected consul for 205, Scipio wanted to carry the war to Africa.
    • In fact, they argued so vociferously, over everything from the dates of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah to those of the consuls of ancient Rome, that their quarrels became proverbial.
    • Cicero and Antonius were elected consuls, and Catiline, secretly encouraged by Caesar and Crassus, prepared for a rising.
    • It is dated by the name of the consul serving in Rome under Trajan in AD 98.
    • After his return from a successful year administrating Spain Caesar was elected consul for 59 BC through political alliance with Pompey and Crassus.
    • Like the ‘Centuriata ‘it was convened by consuls or praetors and became the main legislative body and elected most of the lower magistrates.’
    • Together Pompey, Crassus and Caesar succeed in getting Caesar elected consul and in passing legislation that mainly benefited them.
    • It is on the site of the Laterani family palace, seized by the emperor Nero when a consul of that ancient family was accused of treason.
    • Returning to Rome, Marius was elected consul for five years consecutively and given command against the migrating Cimbri and Teutones, who had inflicted a series of defeats on the Romans and were threatening Italy.
    • The Assembly of Centuries (comitia centuriata), which conducted annual elections of consuls, was composed of all members of the army.
    • They used bribery to get him elected consul for 59 (this pact is known as the ‘first triumvirate’ - a term without ancient authority).
    • The campaign worked, and he was elected consul for 108.
    • Furious, he drove both consuls and the Senate from Rome.
    • Even monarchy, which was replaced by two consuls jointly holding the imperium of the royal office, retained a vestigial presence in the form of a religious official called the rex sacrorum.
    • So the Senate sent both consuls north to meet the Carthaginian.
    • So, in 216, once again Roman consuls led Roman armies against Hannibal.
    • In 205, Scipio ran for consul on the platform that he could defeat Carthage and bring the long war to a close.
    • They have taken to heart, perhaps overly so, lessons from the ancient Roman Republic, where the consuls were to serve for no more than a single year.