farmers general

farmer-general

[fahr-mer-jen-er-uhl]
noun, plural farmers-general.
(in France, under the old monarchy) a member of a company of capitalists that farmed certain taxes.

Origin:
1705–15; translation of French fermier-général

farmer-generalship, noun
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farmer-general
 
n , pl farmers-general
(in France before 1789) a member of a group allowed to farm certain taxes
 
'farmer-'generalship
 
n

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