chain of command

noun phrase

Definition of chain of command

: a series of executive positions in order of authority a military chain of command

First Known Use of chain of command

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Chain of command.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chain%20of%20command. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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chain of command

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chain of command

: a series of positions of authority or rank within an organization that are ordered from lowest to highest

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