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vice-chairman

[vahys-chair-muh n]
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noun, plural vice-chair·men.
  1. a member of a committee, board, group, etc., designated as immediately subordinate to a chairman and serving as such in the latter's absence; a person who acts for and assists a chairman.
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Origin of vice-chairman

First recorded in 1855–60
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vice-chairman

noun plural -men
  1. a person who deputizes for a chairman and serves in his place during his absence or indisposition
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Derived Formsvice-chairmanship, noun
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