superior general

plural superiors general

Definition of superior general

: the superior of a religious order or congregation

Examples of superior general in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sister Sally Hodgdon, the superior general of the Sisters of St. John of Chambery and the No. Nicole Winfield, The Seattle Times, "Pressure building on Vatican to give women vote at synod," 15 Oct. 2018 The superior general of the Jesuits gave the collection to Pope Benedict XV in 1921. Joe Palazzolo, WSJ, "Centuries-Old Stolen Copy of Christopher Columbus Letter Recovered in U.S.," 24 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of superior general

1774, in the meaning defined above

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“Superior general.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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