chief of state

noun phrase

Definition of chief of state

: the formal head of a national state as distinguished from the head of the government

First Known Use of chief of state

1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Chief of state.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chief%20of%20state. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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chief of state

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chief of state

: a person who is formally recognized as the leader of a country

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