captain general

noun
plural captains general or captain generals

Definition of captain general

1 : the commander in chief of an army
2 : the commander in chief of the militia of a colony or state
3 : the military governor of a colony, especially a Spanish colony

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“Captain general.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/captain%20general. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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