commander in chief

commander in chief
noun
the officer who holds the supreme command
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in the U.S. the president is the commander in chief

Syn: ↑generalissimo
Hypernyms: ↑commanding officer, ↑commandant, ↑commander

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noun, pl commanders in chief [count]
: a person who is in charge of all the armed forces of an entire country

The President exercised his power as commander in chief to deploy forces in the region.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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