noun, plural farm·ers-gen·er·al.
Origin of farmer-general
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He was a farmer-general of the taxes, and amassed an immense fortune by grinding the poor.Curiosities of Human Nature|Anonymous
Her husband held the lucrative post of farmer-general to the king, and besides inherited large estates.Letters To Eugenia|Paul Henri Thiry Holbach
And what must have happened was this: the farmer-general began by turning his fortune into solid gold and silver money.
The farmer-general left none but collateral relations, who had offered the house in Rue de Bretonvilliers for sale.The Bath Keepers, v.2 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume VIII)|Charles Paul de Kock
Obviously, the instinctive notion of time represented by the sun-dial in the farmer-general's pictures.