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commander in chief
n. pl. commanders in chief Abbr. CINC or C in C
1. The supreme commander of all the armed forces of a nation.
2. The officer commanding a major armed force.
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commander in chiefor
n, pl commanders in chief or commanders-in-chief
1. (Military) the officer holding supreme command of the forces in an area or operation
2. (Military) the officer holding command of a major subdivision of one military service
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command′er in chief′
n., pl. commanders in chief.
1. Also, Command′er in Chief′. the supreme commander of the armed forces of a nation or, sometimes, of several allied nations.
2. an officer in command of a particular portion of an armed force.
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|Noun||1.||commander in chief - the officer who holds the supreme command; "in the U.S. the president is the commander in chief"|
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commander in chief
n pl <commanders in chief> → Oberbefehlshaber(in) m(f)
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