Definition of Major-general

1. Noun. A general officer ranking above a brigadier general and below a lieutenant general.

Definition of Major-general

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of major general) ¹

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Literary usage of Major-general

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

1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"On 8 Dec. he joined major-general (afterwards Sir) Richard England's column as brigade-major, marching with it early in March 1842 from Dadar to convey ..."

2. Who's who: An Annual Biographical Dictionary by Henry Robert Addison, Charles Henry Oakes, William John Lawson, Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen (1898)
"Major-General T. de C . . Siege of Sebastopol . 1855 Hammond, Colonel AG, CB, DRO, ... 1868 Leet, Major-General WK, CB Zululand 1879 Leach, Colonel E. PC. ..."

3. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1891)
"[The following story of the exchange of Charles Lee, major-general in the Continental army, ... The exchange of General Lee, for Major- General Richard ..."

4. American Book Prices Current (1913)
"Major-General. ALS, 4 pages, 410. Head Quarters, Brownsville, Aug. ... Major-General in the Revolution. ALS, 4to. Smiths Town, Oct. 24, 1764, to Capt. Wood. ..."

5. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"I have the honour to enclose the major-general's report upon the honourable termination of this service ; and I beg leave to recommend to his Majesty's ..."

6. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1874)
"major-general, Head Quarters, Broadstairs. Following out the decrees of the ... I have the honour to be, Major-General, Your humble obedient Servant, ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"1 In the Confederate service the grades were general for army commanders, lieutenant-general for corps commanders, major- general for divisional commanders ..."

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