Definition of Generalissimo

1. Noun. The officer who holds the supreme command. "In the U.S. the president is the commander in chief"

Exact synonyms: Commander In Chief
Generic synonyms: Commandant, Commander, Commanding Officer

Definition of Generalissimo

1. 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.

Definition of Generalissimo

1. Noun. (military) A supreme commander of the armed forces of a country, especially one who is also a political leader. ¹

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Definition of Generalissimo

1. [n -MOS]

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Literary usage of Generalissimo

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"The king is considered, in the next place, as the generalissimo, or the first in military command, within the kingdom. The great end of society is to ..."

2. Contemporary Memoirs of Russia, from the Year 1727-1744 by Cristof Hermann Manstein (1856)
"He had, in drawing up the declaration by which Prince Anthony Ulric was named generalissimo, inserted the following words: " That though the marshal count ..."

3. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1869)
"PHILIP DECLARED generalissimo OF THE GREEKS AGAINST THE PERSIANS. HIS DEATH. THE battle of Chaeronea may be said to have enslaved Greece.2 Macedon at that ..."

4. Twenty years after by Alexandre Dumas (1878)
"THE THREE LIEUTENANTS OF THE generalissimo. THE night was dark; and the town still resounded with all those noises which disclose a city in a state of siege ..."

5. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1830)
"Sir Richard Church, late generalissimo of Greece, With a Preface, by the Right Hon. R. Wilmot Horton, MP 8vo. pp. 22. London: Ridgway. 1830. ..."

6. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians Charles Rollin by Charles Rollin (1815)
"... he long had in view, and never lost sight of) was to get himself appointed, in the assembly of the Greeks, their generalissimo against the Persians. ..."

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