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chief of state

noun

  1. the titular head of a nation, as a president or king.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chief of state1

First recorded in 1945–50

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Example Sentences

On paper, never was the start of a Chief-of-State's career more fraught with promise than that of Francia's.

Santa Cruz was a powerful Chief-of-State, a born leader of men, who managed to hold his somewhat wild adherents in check.

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