superior general


superior general
noun
the head of a religious order or congregation
Syn: ↑general
Derivationally related forms: ↑generalship (for: ↑general)
Hypernyms: ↑head, ↑chief, ↑top dog

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noun (plural superiors general)
Etymology: superior (II) + general, adjective
: the superior of an entire religious order or congregation

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pl. superiors general. Eccles.
the superior of an order or congregation.
[1765-75]

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superior general,
plural superiors general.
the head of a religious order or congregation; superior: »

It was the first time a Superior General of the Society of Jesus had addressed an audience in the United States (New York Times).


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