farmer-general

[ fahr-mer-jen-er-uh l ]
/ ˈfɑr mərˈdʒɛn ər əl /
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noun, plural farm·ers-gen·er·al.

(in France, under the old monarchy) a member of a company of capitalists that farmed certain taxes.

Nearby words

  1. farmer in the dell,
  2. farmer's lung,
  3. farmer's reducer,
  4. farmer, fannie,
  5. farmer, fannie merritt,
  6. farmer-labor party,
  7. farmerette,
  8. farmers branch,
  9. farmers cooperative,
  10. farmers' alliance

Origin of farmer-general

1705–15; translation of French fermier-général

Related formsfar·mer-gen·er·al·ship, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for farmer-general

farmer-general

noun plural farmers-general

(in France before 1789) a member of a group allowed to farm certain taxes
Derived Formsfarmer-generalship, noun

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