colonel-in-chief

noun
plural colonels-in-chief or colonel-in-chiefs

Definition of colonel-in-chief

: an honorary rank in some corps or regiments of foreign armies (as the British) usually held by a member of a royal family or a distinguished military leader

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“Colonel-in-chief.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colonel-in-chief. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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