Field-marshal definitions

An officer in some European armies, usually ranking just below the commander in chief.
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In some armies, an officer of the highest rank.
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(military) In certain nations the highest military rank, ranking below only the commander in chief; now essentially disused.
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Origin of field-marshal

From field + marshal, after German Feldmarschall or its source, Middle French maréchal de camp.