from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The commander in chief of all the armed forces in certain countries.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A supreme commander of the armed forces of a country, especially one who is also a political leader.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The chief commander of an army; especially, the commander in chief of an army consisting of two or more grand divisions under separate commanders; -- a title used in most foreign countries.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A commander-in-chief; the supreme commander of all the forces of a country, of several armies, or of an army comprising several corps or divisions acting separately.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the officer who holds the supreme command
Driven out of the city by the Hakka General the previous year, Sun had been allowed to take back the title of generalissimo by two other warlords: General Yang of the Army of Yunnan and General Liu of the Army of Kwangsi, both provinces lying west of Canton’s province of Kwangtung.
The generalissimo was a man of few, usually cryptic, words.
He was also known to refer to the generalissimo as “a lily-livered Chink” and a “slant-eyed snake.”
The president of this council is the Minister of War; the vice president is known as the generalissimo of the French army.
He called the generalissimo's brother-in-law el cuñadísimo.
The generalissimo was a brutal, corrupt, and ineffective commander who wanted the Americans to fight his war with the Japanese while he husbanded his army to battle Mao’s communists.
Mr. Hamm mostly acted as Tina Fey's straight man, but, he did have one great reaction to her, when she called herself the "generalissimo": "I don't even know what that means!"
Shogun is more accurately - "generalissimo" or better understood as "Military Dictator", The most famous probably being Tokugawa Ieyasu, who found the Tokugawa Shogunate (c. 1603-1868), a period a great peace, stability and prosperity in Japanese History, ending with the Meiji Restoration.
[Footnote 67: The Dairo was formerly the sovereign of Japan, uniting the supreme civil and spiritual power, committing the military affairs to a kind of generalissimo, who usurped supreme authority, and reduced the
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Zelaya, shrieks the editorialist, used "machinations" (beware of those, as any kid with a Transformer knows) to attempt to insert a "generalissimo clause" in the Honduran constitution.