director general


noun, plural directors general.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural directors-general

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

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