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n. pl. gen·er·al·is·si·mos
The commander in chief of all the armed forces in certain countries.

[Italian, superlative of generale, a general, from Latin generālis, general; see general.]
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(ˌdʒɛnərəˈlɪsɪˌməʊ; ˌdʒɛnrə-)
n, pl -mos
(Military) a supreme commander of combined military, naval, and air forces, esp one who wields political as well as military power
[C17: from Italian, superlative of generale general]
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(ˌdʒɛn ər əˈlɪs əˌmoʊ)

n., pl. -mos.
(in certain countries) the supreme commander of the armed forces.
[1615–25; < Italian, superlative of generale general]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.generalissimo - the officer who holds the supreme command; "in the U.S. the president is the commander in chief"
commandant, commander, commanding officer - an officer in command of a military unit
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All Philippine newspapers on June 12, 1962, carried a message from US President John Kennedy to President Macapagal: 'It is with pleasure that I join the people of the United States in extending our best wishes and warmest felicitations to Your Excellency and the people of the Republic of the Philippines on the occasion of Philippine Independence Day.' Similar messages were received from a number of other heads of state, including Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek.
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