commander in chief
noun, plural commanders in chief.
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“Having been a legislator and a mayor, I particularly enjoy being a chief executive,” he said.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This is a blow against freedom of speech, we were told, by the likes of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“You can imagine the sound of that gun on a Bronx street,” Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce says.
Take the chief metric of the war in Vietnam—body counts, which ultimately did not answer whether the strategy was working.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Qasem Suleimani was appointed as commander of the force in 1997.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq|IranWire|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She is skilful in seizing salient characteristics, and her chief aim is to preserve the individuality of her sitters and models.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
More soldiers crowded into the cave and Professor-Commander Krafft came in behind them.Sense of Obligation|Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
M'Bongo, the great chief of this neighbourhood, paid a ceremonial visit to my husband.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
But,” said the prime minister of Flatland, starting a difficulty, “who is to be greatest chief?The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
But it was not only as an organiser and transmitter of orders that Berthier proved his usefulness to his chief.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
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noun plural commanders in chief
Cultural definitions for commander in chief
The role of the United States president as highest ranking officer in the armed forces. The Constitution provides this power, but, through the system of checks and balances, gives Congress the authority to declare war. During periods of war, presidents such as Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, George H. W. Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, and George W. Bush have taken active roles as commander in chief.