- the supreme commander of the armed forces.
Origin of generalissimo
Examples from the Web for generalissimo
In 1931 he was arrested and sentenced to eight years by the then-Nationalist government under Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek.The Eerie Echoes Between the Trials of Bo Xilai and His Father
Wenguang Huang, Pin Ho
August 27, 2013
First guy says to the other, “What do you think of Generalissimo Franco?”Conservatives, Fired Up
February 21, 2010
The day before, Generalissimo Francisco Franco, the longtime dictator of Spain, had finally died after an interminable illness.My Address—and Apology—to Yale
May 24, 2009
I don't know who or what they took me for; certainly not for the Generalissimo.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2
"This particular matter does not concern you, Generalissimo," Watson rapped at him.Adaptation
Dallas McCord Reynolds
"Yes, yes," said the Generalissimo, and then he looked at his watch again.
"You were a chevalier of the Order, mon lieutenant, if I remember," said the Generalissimo.
He was appointed by them generalissimo of the forces, with a salary of 10,000 a year.
- a supreme commander of combined military, naval, and air forces, esp one who wields political as well as military power
Word Origin and History for generalissimo
1620s, from Italian generalissimo, superlative of generale, from a sense development similar to French general (see general (n.)).