plural residents-general or resident-generals
: a political resident of high rank
specifically : one serving as the principal administrative officer in a French North African territory

Word History


French résident général, from résident resident (from Latin resident-, residens) + général general, from Latin generalis

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“Resident-general.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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