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Noun commander-in-chief has 1 sense
  1. commander in chief, generalissimo - the officer who holds the supreme command; "in the U.S. the president is the commander in chief"
    --1 is a kind of commanding officer, commandant, commander

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The term 'commander-in-chief' refers to the highest-ranking officer of a military organization or armed forces, who holds supreme command and decision-making authority over its operations.

Parts of Speech

  • Noun: The commander-in-chief is responsible for overseeing military operations.


  1. Politico-Military Sense: The commander-in-chief is the civilian or military leader in charge of a nation's armed forces.


In terms of usage, 'commander-in-chief' can be described as:

  • A formal title given to the head of state or top military commander of a country.
  • A position with significant authority and responsibility in military operations.

Sample Sentences

  • The President of the United States serves as the commander-in-chief of the country's armed forces.
  • The general addressed the troops, reminding them of their loyalty to the commander-in-chief.
  • The commander-in-chief strategized the military campaign to defeat the enemy.
  • The commander-in-chief's decision to send reinforcements proved vital in winning the battle.
  • In her role as commander-in-chief, the Prime Minister made crucial decisions regarding national defense.

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