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generalissimo

[jen-er-uh-lis-uh-moh] /ˌdʒɛn ər əˈlɪs əˌmoʊ/
noun, plural generalissimos. (in certain countries)
1.
the supreme commander of the armed forces.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Italian, superlative of generale general
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generalissimo

/ˌdʒɛnərəˈlɪsɪˌməʊ; ˌdʒɛnrə-/
noun (pl) -mos
1.
a supreme commander of combined military, naval, and air forces, esp one who wields political as well as military power
Word Origin
C17: from Italian, superlative of generalegeneral
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