Since March, he had chaired five national security meetings to discuss new intelligence on bin Laden.
It was sponsored by something called the American Fact-Finding Committee, chaired by ring-wing organizer Bernard Weissman.
Yisrael Galili, a minister without portfolio, sought a “fitting response” to the U.N. in the settlement committee he chaired.
“Off stage, she was as involved as anybody,” Kyrillos recalls of the gubernatorial campaign, which he chaired.
She chaired emergency meetings with her cabinet and disaster relief experts.
I would have thee to understand, sirrah, that thou art fitter for the House they have chaired thee unto than for mine.
Even then, as I have heard from one of his nearest relatives, it was with reluctance that he submitted to be chaired.
The day the member was chaired, several men in Coningsby's rooms were talking over their triumph.
He was then chaired and made the usual tour of the Piazza, distributing largess to the people.
I would have thee to understand, sirrah, that thou art fitter for the house they have chaired thee unto than for mine.
early 13c., chaere, from Old French chaiere "chair, seat, throne" (12c.; Modern French chaire "pulpit, throne;" the more modest sense having gone since 16c. with variant form chaise), from Latin cathedra "seat" (see cathedral).
Figurative sense of "authority" was in Middle English, of bishops and professors. Meaning "office of a professor" (1816) is extended from the seat from which a professor lectures (mid-15c.). Meaning "seat of a person presiding at meeting" is from 1640s. As short for electric chair from 1900.
mid-15c., "install in a chair or seat" (implied in chairing), from chair (n.); meaning "preside over" (a meeting, etc.) is attested by 1921. Related: Chaired.