general

general
From Latin word genus. It relates to the whole kind, class, or order. Leuthold v. Brandjord, 100 Mont. 96, 47 P.2d 41, 45. Pertaining to or designating the genus or class, as distinguished from that which characterizes the species or individual; universal, not particularized, as opposed to special; principal or central, as opposed to local; open or available to all, as opposed to select; obtaining commonly, or recognized universally, as opposed to particular; universal or unbounded, as opposed to limited; comprehending the whole or directed to the whole, as distinguished from anything applying to or designed for a portion only. Extensive or common to many. A statute is "general" when it operates uniformly on all persons and things of a class and such classification is natural, reasonable, and appropriate to purpose sought to be accomplished. Atchinson v. Erwin, W.Va., 302 S.E.2d 78, 83. As a noun, the word is the title of a principal officer in the army, usually one who commands a whole army, division, corps, or brigade. In the United States army, the rank of "general" is one of the highest, next to the commander in chief (i.e. President), and is only occasionally created. The officers next in rank are lieutenant general, major general, and brigadier general.
As to general acceptance
- general administration of estates
- general agent
- general average
- general benefit
- general challenge
- general character
- general covenant
- general creditor
- general customs
- general damages
- general demurrer
- general denial
- general devise
- general election
- general finding
- general franchise
- general fund or funds
- general gaol delivery
- general guaranty
- general insurance
- general intent
- general issue
- general legacy
- general letter of credit
- general malice
- general meeting
- general monition
- general mortgage
- general occupant
- general orders
- general owner
- general partnership
- general power
- general replication
- restraint of trade
- general retainer
- general return
- general rule
- general session
- general ship
- general statute
- general tail
- general tenancy
- general term
- general traverse
- general usage
- general verdict
- general warrant; and general warranty, see those titles

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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