Postmasters-general
Postmaster-general Post"mas`ter-gen"er*al, n.; pl. {Postmasters-general}. The chief officer of the post-office department of a government. In the United States the postmaster-general is a member of the cabinet. [1913 Webster]

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  • Postmaster-general — Post mas ter gen er*al, n.; pl. {Postmasters general}. The chief officer of the post office department of a government. In the United States the postmaster general is a member of the cabinet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • postmaster general — n. pl. postmasters general the head of a government s postal system …   English World dictionary

  • postmaster general — noun (plural postmasters general) Date: 1626 an official in charge of a national post office department or agency …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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