noun, plural gen·er·al·is·si·mos. (in certain countries)
- general-obligation bond,
Origin of generalissimo
Examples from the Web for generalissimo
In 1931 he was arrested and sentenced to eight years by the then-Nationalist government under Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek.The Eerie Echoes Between the Trials of Bo Xilai and His Father|Wenguang Huang, Pin Ho|August 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
First guy says to the other, “What do you think of Generalissimo Franco?”
The day before, Generalissimo Francisco Franco, the longtime dictator of Spain, had finally died after an interminable illness.
It is still believed that Gen. Lee is to be generalissimo, and most people rejoice at it.A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital|John Beauchamp Jones
He was also generalissimo, and commanded the warriors when called out upon service; but by all accounts this is very seldom.
His life was spared, and he was made general superintendent of army stores as well as generalissimo of five army corps.Myths and Legends of China|E. T. C. Werner
Philopœmen, then seventy years of age, and generalissimo of the Achaians for the eighth time, lay sick.Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. II of II)|Charles Bucke
Sixtus was supported by the Dukes of Calabria and Urbino, the latter acting as generalissimo.Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino, Volume I (of 3)|James Dennistoun
noun plural -mos
Word Origin for generalissimo
1620s, from Italian generalissimo, superlative of generale, from a sense development similar to French general (see general (n.)).