surveyor general

noun

Definition of surveyor general

plural

surveyors general

or

surveyor generals

  1. :  a principal or superintending surveyor: such as a :  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 b :  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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