Definition of generalissimo noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌdʒenrəˈlɪsɪməʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒenrəˈlɪsɪmoʊ//
(pl. generalissimos) (from Italian)
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a person who commands all the armed forces of a country, especially one who has political as well as military power Word Originearly 17th cent.: Italian, ‘having greatest authority’, superlative of generale (see general).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: generalissimo