generalissimo


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gen·er·al·is·si·mo

 (jĕn′ər-ə-lĭs′ə-mō′)
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.]

generalissimo

(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]

gen•er•al•is•si•mo

(ˌdʒɛn ər əˈlɪs əˌmoʊ)

n., pl. -mos.
(in certain countries) the supreme commander of the armed forces.
[1615–25; < Italian, superlative of generale general]
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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generalissimo

[ˌdʒenərəˈlɪsɪməʊ] Ngeneralísimo m

generalissimo

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