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general adj.:
1. all, all collectively, whole 1H4 III. ii. 178 “Our forces,” 1H6 IV. iv. 3 “all our force,” Troil. V. ii. 129 “the sex” (=all womenkind), Lr. I. iv. 65, Oth. III. iii. 346 “the general camp.”
2. relating to the whole people, common, public 2H4 IV. i. 94, Cæs. III. ii. 95 “the coffers,” Ham. II. ii. 597 [589] “cleave to the ear with horrid speech.”
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