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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 chief

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commander-in-chief

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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commander in chief - the officer who holds the supreme command; "in the U.S. the president is the commander in chief"
commandant, commander, commanding officer - an officer in command of a military unit
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Translations
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commander in chief

n pl <commanders in chief> → Oberbefehlshaber(in) m(f)
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commander in chief

n (Mil) → comandante m in capo
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