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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdirector-generaldiˌrector-ˈgeneral noun [countable] British English  the person in charge of a large public organization the Director-General of Fair Trading
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director-generalHe retired in 1982 in some frustration with the civil service before eventually becoming director-general of the Institute of Directors.Baillie and Sherrard resigned in 1932 and Leese became the sole leader of the organization, assuming the title of director-general.We work for the prison service director-general and negotiate with him.And the director-general has little freedom of manoeuvre.Its master staunchly refused to doff his hat to the director-general.The director-general should drive, said Swann: the chairman should read the map.
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