from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The chief officer of the post-office department of a government. In the United States the postmaster-general is a member of the cabinet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The chief executive head of the postal and telegraphic systems of Great Britain, or of the postal system of the United States.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the official in charge of the national postal service
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The boat by which I was to leave Quebec was to sail on the afternoon of the day on which I visited Lorette, but was detained till the evening by the postmaster-general, when a heavy fog came on, which prevented its departure till the next morning.
Maybe Mr. Rosenblum is actually lobbying for the position of postmaster-general.
The man having been convicted, the postmaster-general was bound to regard him as guilty, and hesitated to allow a clerk to be absent so long on behalf of a man who was already in prison.
“When I am made postmaster-general you shall have it,” said Lord Newhaven, smiling.
Loyalty was the only qualification of a postmaster-general.
Three and a half years into his term, Adams agonized in his diary over the treachery of his own postmaster-general, John McLean, who was a tool of Calhoun.
GREENFIELD: Question two, Franklin Roosevelt's campaign manager in 1932 and '39 served as both chair of the Democratic National Committee and postmaster-general before he broke with the president in 1940 over the third-term issue.
And the Post Office and the postmaster-general and all the people from the Post Office are just really supermotivated to get this stamp out.
Act. The Gauteng tender is one of most lucrative government banking contracts, with the successful bank holding up to R17 billion in the so-called postmaster-general account, the equivalent of a current account.
PTC deputy postmaster-general Danny Madzimbamuto said the two parties, which met on June 26, agreed to refer the dispute to the negotiating committee of the National Employment Council to resolve outstanding issues.