Affecting or concerning all or most people or things; widespread
The general public
they are moderately priced and suitable for general use
An abbot who is head of a congregation consisting of several associated monasteries.
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.
= general store.
The representative of an Australian state or Canadian province in London or another major foreign city
A domestic servant who does both housework and cookery
The larger of two New Zealand electoral rolls, comprising all electors who are not registered on the Maori roll
The staff assisting a military commander in planning and executing operations
A shop that sells a wide variety of goods, typically one in a small town or village
The highest governing body of the Church of England, an elected assembly of three houses (bishops, clergy, and laity)
A rank of officer in the army and the US air force, above brigadier or 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.
= Catholic Epistle; also in extended use.
The state of health of the body as a whole, or of a community.
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.
The community or people in general, usually in contrast to a specific group.
A force held in reserve for deployment anywhere within the field of operations.
A servant whose duties are general rather than limited to a particular sphere; specifically = maid-of-all-work.
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.
An honorary rank of senior officer in the British army, most commonly in an artillery regiment
A consul of the highest status
(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
(In the US) the main lawyer who gives legal advice to a company
(In South Africa) the keeper of a rural or township store
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
A member of a business partnership who has unlimited liability for debts incurred by the business
Having a range of potential uses or functions; not specialized in design
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 strike of workers in all or most industries
A course of study that covers a variety of topics, typically as a school subject
The legislative body in the Netherlands from the 15th to 18th centuries, and in France until 1789, representing the three estates of the realm (i.e. the clergy, the nobility, and the commons)
(Chiefly in the US) the head of a public health service or of the medical service of an army, navy, or air force
A state official who assesses properties for rating and taxation purposes
(In the British army) a staff officer having overall charge of the provision and organization of drummers.
= adjutant general.
Admission to unreserved seating at a concert, sports event, etc. (frequently attributive).