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chief of state

n. pl. chiefs of state
The formal head of a nation, distinct from the head of the government. Also called head of state.

chief′ of state′

the titular head of a nation, as a president or king.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chief of state - the chief public representative of a country who may also be the head of government
chancellor, premier, prime minister - the person who is head of state (in several countries)
premier, Prime Minister, PM - the person who holds the position of head of the government in the United Kingdom
president - the chief executive of a republic
Chief Executive, President of the United States, United States President, President - the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government; "the President likes to jog every morning"
representative - a person who represents others
crowned head, monarch, sovereign - a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
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