director general

noun, plural directors general.
  1. the executive head of an organization or of a major subdivision, as a branch or agency, of government.

Origin of director general

First recorded in 1875–80
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director-general

noun plural directors-general
  1. the head of a large organization such as the CBI or BBC
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