Definition of general staff in English:
noun[treated as singular or plural]
The staff assisting a military commander in planning and executing operations.
- The creation of these three administrative commands allowed Marshall, the army's chief of staff, and his general staff to control operations and plans.
- In an inauguration ceremony for the exercises, the commanders of the general staffs of Russia and China laid wreaths at a World War II memorial.
- After 1871, the German system of mass peacetime conscription and a general staff to plan future wars based on railway deployment was copied throughout Europe.
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