surveyor general


plural surveyors general or surveyor generals
: a principal or superintending surveyor: such as
: an official having general oversight (as over an area, department, or function)
surveyor general of army purchases during World War I
surveyor general of the king's manors
: a U.S. government official in charge of the survey of public lands in a particular area (such as a state)

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“Surveyor general.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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