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General

Gen´er`al
a.1.Relating to a genus or kind; pertaining to a whole class or order; as, a general law of animal or vegetable economy.
2.Comprehending many species or individuals; not special or particular; including all particulars; as, a general inference or conclusion.
3.Not restrained or limited to a precise import; not specific; vague; indefinite; lax in signification; as, a loose and general expression.
4.Common to many, or the greatest number; widely spread; prevalent; extensive, though not universal; as, a general opinion; a general custom.
This general applause and cheerful shout
Argue your wisdom and your love to Richard.
- Shak.
5.Having a relation to all; common to the whole; as, Adam, our general sire.
6.As a whole; in gross; for the most part.
His general behavior vain, ridiculous.
- Shak.
7.Usual; common, on most occasions; as, his general habit or method.
General agent
(Law) an agent whom a principal employs to transact all his business of a particular kind, or to act in his affairs generally.
General assembly
See the Note under Assembly.
General average
See under Average, Court.
General court-martial
(Mil.) the highest military and naval judicial tribunal.
General dealer
(Com.) a shopkeeper who deals in all articles in common use.
General demurrer
(Law) a demurrer which objects to a pleading in general terms, as insufficient, without specifying the defects.
General epistle
a canonical epistle.
- Abbott.
General guides
(Mil.) two sergeants (called the right, and the left, general guide) posted opposite the right and left flanks of an infantry battalion, to preserve accuracy in marching.
General hospitals
(Mil.) hospitals established to receive sick and wounded sent from the field hospitals.
- Farrow.
General issue
(Law) an issue made by a general plea, which traverses the whole declaration or indictment at once, without offering any special matter to evade it.
- Farrow.
General lien
(Law) a right to detain a chattel, etc., until payment is made of any balance due on a general account.
- Bouvier.
General officer
(Mil.) any officer having a rank above that of colonel.
General orders
(Mil.) orders from headquarters published to the whole command.
General practitioner
in the United States, one who practices medicine in all its branches without confining himself to any specialty; in England, one who practices both as physician and as surgeon.
General ship
a ship not chartered or let to particular parties.
General term
(Logic) a term which is the sign of a general conception or notion.
General verdict
(Law) the ordinary comprehensive verdict in civil actions, "for the plaintiff" or "for the defendant".
General warrant
(Law) a warrant, now illegal, to apprehend suspected persons, without naming individuals.
- Burrill.
n.1.
1.The whole; the total; that which comprehends or relates to all, or the chief part; - opposed to particular.
In particulars our knowledge begins, and so spreads itself by degrees to generals.
- Locke.
2.(Mil.) One of the chief military officers of a government or country; the commander of an army, of a body of men not less than a brigade. In European armies, the highest military rank next below field marshal.
3.(Mil.) The roll of the drum which calls the troops together; as, to beat the general.
4.(Eccl.) The chief of an order of monks, or of all the houses or congregations under the same rule.
5.The public; the people; the vulgar.
In general
in the main; for the most part.
Noun1.general - a general officer of the highest rank
Synonyms: full general
2.general - the head of a religious order or congregation
3.general - a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular); "he discussed the general but neglected the particular"
Antonyms:
particular, specific - a fact about some part (as opposed to general); "he always reasons from the particular to the general"
particular, specific - a fact about some part (as opposed to general); "he always reasons from the particular to the general"
Verb1.general - command as a general; "We are generaled by an incompetent!"
Adj.1.general - applying to all or most members of a category or group; "the general public"; "general assistance"; "a general rule"; "in general terms"; "comprehensible to the general reader"
Antonyms:
specific - (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique; "rules with specific application"; "demands specific to the job"; "a specific and detailed account of the accident"
2.general - not specialized or limited to one class of things; "general studies"; "general knowledge"
3.general - of national scope; "a general election"
4.general - prevailing among and common to the general public; "the general discontent"
5.general - affecting the entire body; "a general anesthetic"; "general symptoms"
Antonyms:
local - affecting only a restricted part or area of the body; "local anesthesia"
6.general - somewhat indefinite; "bearing a general resemblance to the original"; "a general description of the merchandise"
7.general - of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience"

AFFIRMANCE-DAY, GENERAL. In the English Court of Exchequer, is a day appointed by the judges of the common pleas, and barons of the exchequer, to be held a few days after the beginning of every term for the general affirmance or reversal of judgments. 2 Tidd. 1091.

DAMAGES, GENERAL, torts. General damages are such as the law implies to have accrued from the act of a tort-feasor. To call a man a thief, or commit an assault and battery upon his person, are examples of this kind. In the first case the law presumes that calling a man a thief must be injurious to him, with showing that it is so. Sir W. Jones, 196; 1 Saund. 243, b. n. 5; and in the latter case, the law implies that his person has been more or less deteriorated, and that the injured party is not required to specify what injury he has sustained, nor to prove it. Ham. N. P. 40; 1 Chit. Pl. 386; 2 L.R. 76; 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 3584.

GENERAL. This word has several meanings, namely: 1. A principal officer, particularly in the army. 2. Something opposed to special; as, a general verdict, the general issue, which expressions are used in contradistinction to special verdict, special issue. 3. Principal, as the general post office. 4. Not select, as a general ship. (q. v.) 5. Not particular, as a general custom. 6. Not limited, as general jurisdiction. 7. This word is sometimes annexed or prefixed to other words to express or limit the extent of their signification; as Attorney General, Solicitor General, the General Assembly, &c.

HEIR, GENERAL. Heir at common in the English law. The heir at common law is he who, after his father or ancestor's death has a right to, and is introduced into all his lands, tenements and hereditaments. He must be of the whole blood, not a bastard, alien, &c. Bac. Abr. Heir, B 2; Coparceners; Descent.

ADC, Babbittish, CO, OD, Philistine, abstract, accepted, accustomed, across the board, aide, aide-de-camp, aleatoric, aleatory, all-inclusive, amorphous, approximate, ascendant, associated, assorted, at the head, bland, blanket, blended, blobby, blurred, blurry, boss, bourgeois, brigadier, brigadier general, broad, campy, captain, casual, catholic, chance, chancy, chaotic, chicken colonel, chief, chief of staff, civic, civil, collective, collectivistic, colonel, combined, commandant, commander, commander in chief, commanding, commanding officer, commissioned officer, commonplace, communal, communistic, community, commutual, company officer, composite, comprehensive, confused, conjoint, controlling, cooperative, cosmopolitan, disordered, diversified, dominant, encyclopedic, everyday, exec, executive officer, extended, extensive, familiar, featureless, field marshal, field officer, first lieutenant, five-star general, foggy, four-star general, fuzzy, general officer, generalissimo, generalized, generic, global, governing, habitual, hazy, head, hegemonic, hegemonistic, heterogeneous, high-camp, hit-or-miss, homely, homespun, humdrum, hybrid, ill-defined, imprecise, imprudent, in ascendancy, in charge, in chief, in common, in the ascendant, inaccurate, inchoate, inclusive, incoherent, indecisive, indefinable, indefinite, indeterminable, indeterminate, indiscreet, indiscriminate, indiscriminative, indistinct, inexact, insensitive, international, jemadar, joint, junior officer, kitschy, lax, leading, lieutenant, lieutenant colonel, lieutenant general, loose, low-camp, major, major general, marechal, marshal, master, miscellaneous, mixed, mongrel, mutual, national, natural, naturalistic, naturistic, nebulous, neutral, nonjudgmental, nonspecific, normal, obscure, officer, one-star general, orderless, orderly, orderly officer, overall, panoramic, paramount, plebeian, pop, popular, predominant, predominate, prepollent, preponderant, preponderate, prepotent, prevailing, prevalent, promiscuous, public, random, realistic, reciprocal, regnant, regulating, regulative, regulatory, reigning, risaldar, routine, ruling, run-of-the-mill, senior officer, shadowed forth, shadowy, shapeless, shared, shavetail, sirdar, social, socialistic, societal, sovereign, staff officer, state, stochastic, subahdar, subaltern, sublieutenant, supranational, supreme, sweeping, tactless, the Old Man, the brass, three-star general, top brass, two-star general, typical, uncharacterized, unclear, uncritical, uncriticizing, undefined, undemanding, undestined, undetermined, undifferentiated, undifferentiating, undiscreet, undiscriminating, undiscriminative, uneventful, unexacting, unexceptional, unfastidious, unmeticulous, unparticular, unplain, unrestricted, unselective, unspecific, unspecified, unsubtle, untactful, veiled, vernacular, vulgar, wholesale, wide, widespread, worldwide
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