cochairperson

noun co·chair·per·son \ ˌkō-ˈcher-ˌpər-sən \

Definition of cochairperson

plural cochairpersons
: one of two or more chairmen who preside jointly over something (such as a meeting, organization, committee, event, or department): cochair, cochairman
  • She was also cochairperson, along with the New York City parks commissioner, of the Evenings-by-the-River committee … .
  • —William Edward Nelson
  • He is cochairperson of the Colorado chapter of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network …
  • —Wallace Swan

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1972

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