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Proconsul

PROCONSUL (prō'kŏn-sŭl, Gr. anthypatos). A Roman official, generally of praetorian or consular rank, who served as deputy consul in the Roman provinces. The term of office was one year, though it could be longer in special instances, but the powers of the proconsul were unlimited in both the military and civil areas. [[Sergius Paulus]], Paul’s famous convert (Acts.13.7), and Gallio (Acts.18.12) were such officials mentioned in the Bible. They are often called “deputy” in the English Bible.