Definition of Proveditor General in English:

Proveditor General

noun

historical
  • (Especially in the Venetian Republic) the highest-ranking official having the title of ‘Proveditor’ in any area; (more generally) the governor, overseer, or commander of a colony or region.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in 2nd Earl of Monmouth (1596–1661), translator. After Italian † proveditor generale.