in a Sentence
Definition of Commander-in-chief
the supreme commander in a country’s armed forces
Examples of Commander-in-chief in a sentence
The President of the United States is the Commander-in-chief of its armed forces, the supreme commander above all others.
The commander-in-chief of an army has the authority to give orders to every other officer in that army, even generals.
In a dictatorship, the dictator is the commander-in-chief, with the final say on all things military even if he has no actual military experience.
Very few countries have a commander-in-chief that has the true final word in the military, as most of them still require consent from other key government figures.
Even though the President is the Commander-in-chief in the United States, he must still get the consent of Congress to go to war for an extended amount of time.
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