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chief of state

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noun
  1. the titular head of a nation, as a president or king.
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Origin of chief of state

First recorded in 1945–50
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  • On paper, never was the start of a Chief-of-State's career more fraught with promise than that of Francia's.

    South America

    W. H. Koebel