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major general

noun
1.
a military officer ranking next below a lieutenant general and next above a brigadier general.
Origin of major general
1635-1645
First recorded in 1635-45
Related forms
major-generalcy, major-generalship, noun
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major general

noun
1.
(military) an officer immediately junior to a lieutenant general
Derived Forms
major-generalship, major-generalcy, noun
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