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surveyor general Line breaks: sur|vey¦or gen|eral

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Definition of surveyor general in English:

noun (plural surveyors general or surveyor generals)

A chief supervisor in certain departments of the British government.
Example sentences
  • It was renamed in 1840 after Sir George Everest, the British surveyor general from 1830 to 1843.
  • Accompanied by Thomas Wright, the local surveyor general, Clarke used a small telescope to make observations, and then sent the results to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • The surveyor general also became deeply involved in territorial politics, ingratiating himself with Montana's Republican heavyweights.
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