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From The Great War 1914-1918

Consul: An official maintained by the British Government in foreign countries to supervise the commercial business of the State and its subjects. The order of precedence of such officials is: Consular agents, consular-generals, consuls and vice-consuls. A consulate is considered as part of British territory. A consul may perform all the functions of a magistrate and may marry British subjects. [1]

References / notes

  1. Various contributors (1914). The War Book-of-Facts. 2nd Edition. A.W. Shaw Company, London p.139.
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