nominal head

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Noun1.nominal head - a person used as a cover for some questionable activitynominal head - a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
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"I think he has only been its nominal head for many years," said Anne.
The Colonel of the --th regiment, in which Messieurs Dobbin and Osborne had companies, was an old General who had made his first campaign under Wolfe at Quebec, and was long since quite too old and feeble for command; but he took some interest in the regiment of which he was the nominal head, and made certain of his young officers welcome at his table, a kind of hospitality which I believe is not now common amongst his brethren.
It was the president of the Presidium of the SPA who represents the country as nominal head of state.
He could not get the party he is nominal head of to agree to his term-sharing plan; worse, he has deferred to Arroyo and asked her to choose the Speaker instead.
In one of the biggest leadership shake-ups in years, North Korea named a new nominal head of state and a new premier, and gave leader Kim Jong Un a new title, state media reported on Friday, moves analysts said solidify Kim's grip on power.
Kim was flanked by other senior officials, including Kim Yong-nam, the North's nominal head of state, who delivered an opening speech, which focused on economic development.
Kim Yong-nam, chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly and the nominal head of North Korea, visited Russia recently to attend the opening ceremony of the World Cup.
During Sunday's performance at the packed East Pyongyang Grand Theater, Kim made a surprise visit with his wife Ri Sol Ju, sister Kim Yo Jong and other senior North Korean officials including nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam.
In January, Canada's senators voted to change "true patriot love in all thy son's command" to "in all of us command", and last month, it received the assent of the UK's Queen Elizabeth, Canada's nominal head of state.
Kim Yo Jong and the North's nominal head of state were the most senior North Korean officials to visit the South in more than a decade.
In addition to Pence, a senior delegation of North Korean officials, including the younger sister of leader Kim Jong Un and the North's nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam also traveled to Seoul to attend the Winter Olympics opening ceremony and meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in.