Pronunciation: (prō-kon'sul),[key] —n. 1. Rom. Hist.an official, usually a former consul, who acted as governor or military commander of a province, and who had powers similar to those of a consul.
2. any appointed administrator over a dependency or an occupied area.
Pronunciation: (prō-kon'sul),[key] —n. an African subgenus of Dryopithecus that lived 17–20 million years ago and is possibly ancestral to modern hominoids.