director general

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Etymology[edit]

A calque translation of French directeur général, hence the unusual order of adjective following noun.

Noun[edit]

director general (plural directors general or director generals)

  1. the highest executive officer within a governmental, statutory, NGO, third sector or not-for-profit institution. In reference to government, the executive officer below the minister of the department.

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