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superior general

noun, plural superiors general. Ecclesiastical.
the superior of an order or congregation.
Origin of superior general
First recorded in 1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • We told him we certainly would if we could get the consent of the superior general.

    The Demands of Rome Elizabeth Schoffen
  • By a decree dated from the Tuileries, January 11, 1852, the superior general commanding was charged with its reorganization.

    Paris William Walton
  • Instead of writing to the superior general, as requested in her letter, I went in person.

    The Demands of Rome Elizabeth Schoffen
  • Such was the judgment passed upon him by his superior, for the superior general of the congregation, in 1784.

  • No superior general officer was in the vicinity with the requisite knowledge and authority to order up troops, etc., says Gibbon.

  • I was inspected this morning by a superior general: am rather tired of inspections!

  • Some of the young associates scorned the authority of the superior general.

  • The chosen intermediary in the marriage was also M. de Bretonvilliers, the superior general of the Sulpicians at Paris.

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