What does the word generalissimo mean?

Usage examples for generalissimo

  1. He was appointed Generalissimo of the Atlantic, when war was hourly expected with England, and is certainly the officer on whom the nation would have reposed its principal hopes, in such a case. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  2. Generalissimo one day at a Review, for a trooper's negligence- button or stock missing, or something; and off goes Dartrey to his hut, and breaks his sword, and sends in his resignation. – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  3. They made him generalissimo, for their own salvation's sake. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë