transitive verb
commanded-in-chief; commanded-in-chief; commanding-in-chief; commands-in-chief

Definition of command-in-chief

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

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History and Etymology for command-in-chief

back-formation from commander in chief

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“Command-in-chief.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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