[fahr-mer-jen-er-uh l]
noun, plural farm·ers-gen·er·al.
  1. (in France, under the old monarchy) a member of a company of capitalists that farmed certain taxes.

Origin of farmer-general

1705–15; translation of French fermier-général
Related formsfar·mer-gen·er·al·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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