Definition of surveyor general in English:
noun (plural surveyors general or surveyor generals)historical
A chief supervisor in certain departments of the British government.
- 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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