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Consularis is a Latin word, derived from consulo, "take counsel".
Roman history 
Originally it was simple and adjective meaning "consular", but more interestingly it has also become a substantive, used in technical meanings.
- Any former consul. This is worth mentioning, for it is a traditional qualification (in many case, prerequisite) for various appointments.
- During the Dominate (late imperial period), Consularis was specifically used as one of the more frequently used titles for the Roman governor (the generic term was Rector provinciae) of an "eparchy" (province).
- in fifteen provinces in the eastern empire:
- five in the diocese Oriens: Palaestina, Foenicia, Syria, Cilicia and Cyprus
- three in the diocese Asiana: Pamfylia, Hellespontus and Lydia
- two in the Pontic diocese: Galatia and Bithynia
- two in Thraciae: Europa and Thracia
- three in Illyricum: Creta (Crete), Macedonia and Dacia mediterranea;
- while Egypt—sui generis, the imperial crown domain—is explicitly said to have none.
- in twenty one provinces in the western empire:
- one in the diocese Pannonia, itself called Pannonia
- eight in Italiae: Venetia et Histria, Aemilia, Liguria, Flaminia et Picenum annonarium, Tuscia et Umbria, Picenum suburbicarium, Campania and Sicilia
- two in Africa: Byzacium and Numidia.
- three in Hispaniae (half of the provinces in Spain & Portugal): Baetica, Lusitania, Callaecia (greater Galicia)
- six in Galliae: Viennensis, Lugdunensis prima, Germania prima, Germania secunda, Belgica prima and Belgica secunda
- two in Britanniae: Maxima Caesariensis and Valentia.
Modern use 
The Latin term consularis ("adviser") has also been adopted, notably in Dutch, by a foundation for retired professionals (managers, consultants etc.) who help young businesses by donating some of their know-how, within the framework of a foundation called De Consularis ("de" is Dutch for "the").