transitive verb

commanded-in-chief; commanded-in-chief; commanding-in-chief; commands-in-chief
: to serve as commander in chief of
he was authorized to command-in-chief all the local militia

Word History


back-formation from commander in chief

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“Command-in-chief.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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