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General Definition

(a.) Relating to a genus or kind; pertaining to a whole class or order; as, a general law of animal or vegetable economy.

(a.) Comprehending many species or individuals; not special or particular; including all particulars; as, a general inference or conclusion.

(a.) Not restrained or limited to a precise import; not specific; vague; indefinite; lax in signification; as, a loose and general expression.

(a.) Common to many, or the greatest number; widely spread; prevalent; extensive, though not universal; as, a general opinion; a general custom.

(a.) Having a relation to all; common to the whole; as, Adam, our general sire.

(a.) As a whole; in gross; for the most part.

(a.) Usual; common, on most occasions; as, his general habit or method.

(a.) The whole; the total; that which comprehends or relates to all, or the chief part; -- opposed to particular.

(a.) 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.

(a.) The roll of the drum which calls the troops together; as, to beat the general.

(a.) The chief of an order of monks, or of all the houses or congregations under the same rule.

(a.) The public; the people; the vulgar.