surveyor general

noun
plural surveyors general or surveyor generals

Definition of surveyor general

: 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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“Surveyor general.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surveyor%20general. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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