Commander-in-chief

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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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