Part of speech: noun

A supreme military commander.

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Usage examples "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", 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", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
  3. They made him generalissimo, for their own salvation's sake. - "Shirley", Charlotte Brontë.