director general

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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.

Nearby words

  1. directions,
  2. directive,
  3. directly,
  4. directoire,
  5. director,
  6. director of education,
  7. director of photography,
  8. director of public prosecutions,
  9. director's chair,
  10. director's cut

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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