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noun, plural directors general.

the executive head of an organization or of a major subdivision, as a branch or agency, of government.

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Origin of director general

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for director general

director-general

noun plural directors-general

the head of a large organization such as the CBI or BBC
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