chair of state


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Noun1.chair of state - a ceremonial chair for an exalted or powerful person
chair - a seat for one person, with a support for the back; "he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down"
throne - the chair of state for a monarch, bishop, etc.; "the king sat on his throne"
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Then, this young gentleman, going to a little cupboard, returned with a thigh-bone, which in former times must have been part and parcel of some individual at least as long as himself, and placed the same in the hands of Mr Tappertit; who, receiving it as a sceptre and staff of authority, cocked his three-cornered hat fiercely on the top of his head, and mounted a large table, whereon a chair of state, cheerfully ornamented with a couple of skulls, was placed ready for his reception.
All these dark and direful ceremonies being at length completed, the table was put aside, the chair of state removed, the sceptre locked up in its usual cupboard, the doors of communication between the three cellars thrown freely open, and the 'Prentice Knights resigned themselves to merriment.
He looked all around for some one to whom he might address only one question, but his eyes everywhere met strange faces, and the attention of all was directed towards the chair of state, on which the Stadtholder had seated himself.
There sat the thorny Sorcerer in his chair of state, and when the Wizard saw him he began to laugh, uttering comical little chuckles.
One grisly old wolf-dog alone, with the liberty of an indulged favourite, had planted himself close by the chair of state, and occasionally ventured to solicit notice by putting his large hairy head upon his master's knee, or pushing his nose into his hand.
Aunt Peace was brought down and set in the chair of state at table, for she never failed to join the family on this day, and sat smiling at them all, "like an embodiment of Peace on earth," Uncle Alec said, as he took his place beside her, while Uncle Mac supported Aunt Plenty at the other end.
Arundhati Bhattacharya, former chair of State Bank of India (NSE: SBI), has opined that even though technology has an important place in banking, human presence is very important in banking services.
Since August 2013 he has been Deputy Chair of State Agency for Technical Operations - DATO, and since October 2013 he has been appointed as chairman.
Bukiet has also served as president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Clifton-Passaic; board member of Congregation Adas Israel in Clifton-Passaic; chair of State of Israel Bonds for Clifton-Passaic; vice chairman of the American Society of Yad Vashem; and as a member of the New Cracow Friendship Society.
The chair of State Bank of India, Arundhati Bhattacharya, is to retire from service this week.