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postmaster general

n. pl. postmasters general Abbr. PMG
The executive head of a national postal service.

postmaster general

n, pl postmasters general
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the executive head of the postal service in certain countries

post′master gen′eral



n., pl. postmasters general.
the executive head of the postal system of a country.
[1620–30]
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Noun1.postmaster general - the official in charge of the national postal servicepostmaster general - the official in charge of the national postal service
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
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postmaster general

nministro delle Poste
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Besides faking his death on a Miami Beach in Christmas 1974, being arrested on suspicion of being the missing peer Lord Lucan and on charges relating to fraud, John is also supposed to have been working for the Czech secret services during the Cold War in 1968, a period when he was a very successful and popular Post-Master General.
Will Hays, a former post-master general under the Harding administration, had attempted to institute a method of industry self-regulation in 1930 through the MPPDA, but his attempts were impotent, due to a lack of government backing and industry clout.
His government career saw him serve as Post-master General from 1964 to 1966, Trade and Industry Secretary between 1974 and 1975 and Secretary of State for Energy from 1975 to 1979.