generalissimo

generalissimo
A supreme commander of the armed forces of a country, especially one who is also a political leader.

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  • Generalissimo — or Generalissimus is a military rank of the highest degree, superior to a Field Marshal or Grand Admiral.UsageThe word generalissimo comes from the (Latin) Italian generale , general, plus the suffix issimo , meaning utmost, to the highest grade …   Wikipedia

  • generalissimo — 1620s, from It. generalissimo, superlative of generale, from a sense development similar to Fr. general (see GENERAL (Cf. general) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • generalíssimo — adj. Muito geral.   ‣ Etimologia: latim generalissimus, a, um generalíssimo s. m. 1. Chefe supremo de todos os exércitos de um país. 2. Título de soberano de uma nação com relação ao exército.   ‣ Etimologia: general + íssimo …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Generalissimo — Gen er*al*is si*mo, n. [It., superl. of generale general. See {General}, a.] The chief commander of an army; especially, the commander in chief of an army consisting of two or more grand divisions under separate commanders; a title used in most… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • generalissimo — [jen΄ər ə lis′i mō΄] n. pl. generalissimos [It, superl. of generale, GENERAL] in certain countries, the commander in chief of all the armed forces …   English World dictionary

  • Generalissimo — Generalissimus (von ital. Generalissimo, etwa General der Generäle) ist eine veraltete Bezeichnung für eine Oberbefehlshabersposition. Der Generalissimus war befugt, sowohl militärisch als auch politisch zu handeln. Mit dem Ausdruck wird ein über …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead — Generalissimo [ The correct spelling in Spanish is in fact Generalísimo . However, during Franco s final years, the title Generalissimo, with the English spelling, was also routinely applied to Chiang Kai shek.] Francisco Franco is still dead is… …   Wikipedia

  • generalissimo — noun (plural mos) Etymology: Italian, from generale general Date: 1621 the chief commander of an army …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • generalissimo — /jen euhr euh lis euh moh /, n., pl. generalissimos. (in certain countries) the supreme commander of the armed forces. [1615 25; < It, superl. of generale GENERAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • generalissimo — ge·ne·ra·lis·sì·mo agg., s.m. 1. agg., superl. → generale 2. s.m. CO comandante supremo delle forze armate …   Dizionario italiano

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