generalissimo generalissimo  /ˌdʒɛ nɛ rə ˈlɪ sɪ ˌmoʊ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the officer who holds the supreme command

Usage(s):

  • The nation, through its press, demanded a united command, headed by a generalissimo.

News

  1. A.J. SMITH AND MOUTON, A LOOK BACK

    Five days ago, when Chargers trainers carted off Jonas Mouton, his right anterior cruciate ligament intact no more, the mind drifted back to the Generalissimo.
    on July 31, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego

  2. Rules Are Rules, Except in Baseball and Dictatorships

    What does Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig have in common with Egyptian generalissimo Abdelfatah al-Seesi? Nothing -- except for the inclination to declare a state of exception and throw the rule book out the window.
    on July 31, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

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Quotes

  1. "Because everyone served in the army, every Israeli thinks he'sa generalissimo," said Shlomo Avineri, a political science professor at Hebrew University. "The achievements were less than expected, and the price was too high."
    on Aug 17, 2006 By: Shlomo Avineri Source: New York Times

  2. "There's an effort here on the part of the Conservatives to create an atmosphere of total instability," Rae said. "Well, we're not a banana republic. Mr. Harper's not a generalissimo yet. He has to get used to living in a constitutional...
    on Sep 7, 2009 By: Bob Rae Source: Ottawa Citizen

  3. In December 2006, while reporting on the controversial decision of the Seattle-Tacoma Airport to remove its Christmas trees from public view rather than display a Menorah, Olbermann joked: "Generalissimo O'Reilly remains upbeat. Look not on this as...
    on Aug 10, 2008 By: Keith Olbermann Source: NewsBusters (blog)

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