surveyor general

surveyor general
noun (plural surveyors general or surveyor generals)
: a principal or superintending surveyor: as
a. : an official having general oversight (as over an area, department, or function)

surveyor general of army purchases during World War I

surveyor general of the king's manors

b. : a United States government official in charge of the survey of public lands in a particular area (as a state)

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surveyor general,
plural surveyors general,
1. a principal or head surveyor.
2. an officer of the United States government who supervises the surveys of public lands.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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