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farmer-general

[fahr-mer-jen-er-uh l] /ˈfɑr mərˈdʒɛn ər əl/
noun, plural farmers-general.
1.
(in France, under the old monarchy) a member of a company of capitalists that farmed certain taxes.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; translation of French fermier-général
Related forms
farmer-generalship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for farmer generalship

farmer-general

noun (pl) farmers-general
1.
(in France before 1789) a member of a group allowed to farm certain taxes
Derived Forms
farmer-generalship, noun
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