General-in-Chief


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General-in-Chief

 

a Russian military rank in the 18th century. According to the Military Regulations of 1716 the general-in-chief was the commander in chief, equal to a field marshal, and the head of the “concilium” of generals; in practice a general-in-chief was a full general and a rank lower than a field marshal. According to regulations of 1796-97 the rank of general-in-chief was replaced by the rank of generals of the various combat arms—general of the infantry, general of the cavalry, general of the artillery, and general of the engineers.

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