farmer-general

farmer-general

n, pl farmers-general
(Historical Terms) (in France before 1789) a member of a group allowed to farm certain taxes
ˈfarmer-ˈgeneralˌship n
References in classic literature ?
"Once there was a Farmer-General of the Revenues." Saying nothing more, he was encouraged to continue.
Sharon agreed because he liked the image of farmer-general, a la Cincinnatus, the fifth-century B.C.E.
Womack is the author of the definitive biography of Emiliano Zapata, the incorruptible farmer-general who remains emblematic of the campesinos' struggle for land.