generalissimo

[ jen-er-uh-lis-uh-moh ]
/ ˌdʒɛn ər əˈlɪs əˌmoʊ /

noun, plural gen·er·al·is·si·mos. (in certain countries)

the supreme commander of the armed forces.

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Origin of generalissimo

1615–25; < Italian, superlative of generale general
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generalissimo

/ (ˌdʒɛnərəˈlɪsɪˌməʊ, ˌdʒɛnrə-) /

noun plural -mos

a supreme commander of combined military, naval, and air forces, esp one who wields political as well as military power

Word Origin for generalissimo

C17: from Italian, superlative of generale general
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