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noun
a military officer ranking next below a lieutenant general and next above a brigadier general.
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Origin of major general

First recorded in 1635–45

OTHER WORDS FROM major general

ma·jor-gen·er·al·cy, ma·jor-gen·er·al·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for major general

major general

noun
military an officer immediately junior to a lieutenant general

Derived forms of major general

major-generalship or major-generalcy, noun
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