the executive head of an organization or of a major subdivision, as a branch or agency, of government.
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How to use director general in a sentence
Prime Minister Abe is not only the leader of Japan, he is also the Director-General—the sosai —of the LDP.
The director general said he suspected the skulls [were] from the Congo.
So did Avigdor Lieberman, director-general of the Prime Minister's Office during part of Netanyahu's first term.
Pervez Musharraf made him director general of the ISI in 2004.Pakistan’s Impossible Year: Elections, Army Intrigue, and More | Bruce Riedel | December 29, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
March 19, 2012: Thompson announces he will leave the BBC the coming fall after eight years as director general.Jimmy Savile Scandal: Net Tightens On New York Times CEO Mark Thompson | Peter Jukes | November 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
During the peace he continued in military employment, and in 1719 he was made director-general of cavalry and dragoons.
At the end of my first year as director general I had not made one-tenth the progress I had hoped for.The Iron Puddler | James J. Davis
He believed, if he could get an interview with the Medical Director-General, he could convince him of its merits.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
On my arrival I found M. Necker Director-general of the finances, in the first bloom of power and popularity.Memoirs of My Life and Writings | Edward Gibbon
The director-general retained the right to preside at meetings.The Colonization of North America | Herbert Eugene Bolton
British Dictionary definitions for director-general
the head of a large organization such as the CBI or BBC
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