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adjutant general a staff officer who serves as chief administrative assistant to the commanding officer of an army corps or division. [3 definitions]
attorney general the chief law officer and legal advisor of a state or nation. [2 definitions]
brigadier general a U.S. military officer ranking above a colonel and below a major general.
consul general the highest ranking consular officer.
general admission a class of admission fee, usu. for open seating or seats not in the reserved sections, as in a theater.
general assembly in some U.S. states, the state legislature. [3 definitions]
General Court the state legislature of Massachusetts or New Hampshire. [2 definitions]
general delivery mail held at the post office for pickup. [2 definitions]
general election a final election on the national, state, or local level to select one candidate from among those previously nominated in a primary election, at a party convention, or by some other procedure. [2 definitions]
general of the army the highest ranking officer in the U.S. Army during World War II. (Cf. fleet admiral.)
general officer any military officer who ranks above colonel.
general practitioner a practicing physician who does not specialize in any specific field of medicine but treats a variety of medical problems.
general staff a group of officers who assist a high commander in planning and supervising military operations.
general store a small retail store that sells a wide range of merchandise but is not divided into departments.
general strike a strike by the entire labor force of an industry, country, or the like.
general-purpose having many uses; useful in a general way.
governor general a governor of a large region, area, or territory who has jurisdiction over other governors or deputy governors.
in general not considering details that do not agree with the rule; usually; generally. [2 definitions]
inspector general an investigative officer within a government organization, whose duty is to report on the operation of that organization.
lieutenant general a U.S. military officer whose rank is above that of major general and below that of general.