Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A principal surveyor: as, the surveyor-general of the king's manors, or of woods and parks in England.
- n. [capitalized] An officer of the Interior Department of the United States government, who, under the direction of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, supervises the surveys of public lands.
“That the offices of President, minister of foreign affairs, minister of the interior, minister of finance, minister of public instruction, auditor-general, deputy auditor-general, surveyor-general, marshal, and deputy marshal of the Republic of Hawaii are hereby abolished.”
“The first surveyor-general of India, Edward Everest, also failed to map the entire topography of Aboojhmad in his survey conducted between 1872 and 1880.”
“Years ago, in 1953, when the same Everest (named after a colonial surveyor-general in India) was first climbed, the splendid news broke over an imperial nation celebrating a coronation and a new life under a new monarch, in a changed world and a changing”
“Phidias had the oversight of all the works, and was surveyor-general, though upon the various portions other great masters and workmen were employed.”
“Lord Glenarvan, having introduced himself to the surveyor-general, entered into conversation with him and the inspector of police.”
“He took courteous leave of the surveyor-general, and made a sign to the rest to follow him.”
“However the deeds office and the office of the surveyor-general from the department of land affairs were not affected by the blaze.”
“There would be a second payment upon approval of the plans by the surveyor-general, a third when infrastructure was built, a fourth when the title deeds were tansferred and a fifth and final payment when the houses were built.”
“Unfortunately, in spite of numerous requests no information had been forthcoming from the Transkei surveyor-general.”
“Among those were the Registrar of Chancery in Barbadoes, and surveyor-general of the lands.”
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