generalissimo generalissimo  /ˌdʒɛ nɛ rə ˈlɪ sɪ ˌmoʊ/


  • (n) the officer who holds the supreme command


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



    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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  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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