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  1. com·mand·er in chief
    IPA[kəˈmandər in CHēf]
  2. noun

    • 1. a head of state or officer in supreme command of a country's armed forces.

    • 2. an officer in charge of a major subdivision of a country's armed forces, or of its forces in a particular area.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: commander-in-chief, plural noun: commanders-in-chief

    • noun

      an officer in charge of all of the armed forces of a country, or a major subdivision of them.

      a politician or head of state in supreme command of a country's armed forces.

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