Affecting or concerning all or most people, places, or things; widespread
The general public
this is suitable for general use
An abbot who is head of a congregation consisting of several associated monasteries.
The representative of an Australian state or Canadian province in a major foreign city
A domestic servant who does both housework and cookery
A general who commands troops on the field of battle.
A general plea, such as ‘not guilty’, by which all the material allegations presented are addressed.
A game in which each player is called by the name of a place to which letters are supposed to be sent and all are required to change seats when ‘general post’ is called.
The larger of two New Zealand electoral rolls, comprising all electors who are not registered on the Maori roll
= general store.
The staff assisting a military commander in planning and executing operations
A store, typically in a small town, selling a wide variety of goods
The highest governing body of the Church of England, an elected assembly of three houses (bishops, clergy, and laity)
An officer in the US Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps ranking above brigadier general and below lieutenant general
An Anglican official serving as a deputy or assistant to a bishop or archbishop
(In Germany, Denmark, and other countries) the senior commanding officer of a naval fleet or navy; an officer holding the highest rank in a country's navy.
An honorary rank of senior officer in the British army, most commonly in an artillery regiment
A consul of the highest status, stationed in a major city and supervising other consuls in the district
(In maritime law) the apportionment of financial liability for the loss arising from the jettisoning of cargo by dividing the costs among all those whose property (ship or cargo) was preserved by the action
A member of an Arminian Baptist congregation who rejects the Calvinist doctrine of predestination
The main lawyer who gives legal advice to a company
(In South Africa) the keeper of a rural or township store
= Catholic Epistle; also in extended use.
The state of health of the body as a whole, or of a community.
The main accounting record of a company or organization
A manager in charge of running the main day-to-day business activities of a company or department
A meeting open to all members of an organization
An officer ranking above colonel in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps
Orders issued by a commander-in-chief.
A pardon for offences generally, or for those committed by a number of people not named individually.
A member of a business partnership who has unlimited liability for debts incurred by the business
The community or people in general, usually in contrast to a specific group.
Having a range of potential uses; not specialized in function or design
A force held in reserve for deployment anywhere within the field of operations.
A port city in the Philippines, on southern Mindanao Island, on Saragani Bay; population 443,500 (est. 2007)
A course of study incorporating elements of several different sciences, typically as a school subject
A servant whose duties are general rather than limited to a particular sphere; specifically = maid-of-all-work.
A strike of workers in all or most industries
A course of study that covers a variety of topics, typically as a school subject
The system by which the whole list of candidates for the representation, e.g. of a state or city, is voted upon by the undivided body of electors.
Originally: a supreme judge in a particular division of the realm, a justiciar. Later: the (nominal) president of the Court of Justiciary.
A female head of a religious order.
The bicameral legislative body in the Netherlands
The head of a public health service or of an armed forces medical service
A state official who assesses properties for rating and taxation purposes
The adjutant of a unit having a general staff
Any of a number of officers assisting the judges in the European Court of Justice
The principal legal officer who represents a country or a state in legal proceedings and gives legal advice to the government