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Definition of "master-general" [master-general]

  • An officer of the British Army from 1483 to the Crimean war, who was charged with the supply and transportation of the army and in the early days controlled the artillery and engineers. Also called master-general of ordnance. (noun)

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Use "master-general" in a sentence
  • "Already in early Medieval Latin we come across the ecclesiastical terms abbas generalis and magister generalis, whence the titles master-general, vicar-general, and superior-general evolved and still linger, at least in the modern Catholic church."
  • "Sir George Murray, quartermaster-general in the Peninsula, rode at the head of the artillery, as master-general of the ordnance."
  • "He joined the Russell administration in July 1846 as master-general of the ordnance, finally retiring with his chief in"