head of state

noun phrase

: the leader of a country
a meeting of heads of state

Examples of head of state in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But particularly in the case of a sitting head of state or senior official, an indictment of this kind deepens international isolation. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2024 The Supreme Leader, a position established after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, is also head of state and commander in chief. TIME, 20 May 2024 Barack Obama, 44th U.S. President Age: 62 Party: Democratic Presidential Term: 2009–2017 Succeeded By: Donald Trump After making history as the country's first Black head of state, former President Barack Obama hosted the inaugural summit of the Obama Foundation in 2017. Glenn Garner, Peoplemag, 15 May 2024 It’s understood that another round of review will take place for the patronages held through the 14 Commonwealth Realms where King Charles is similarly head of state. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 3 May 2024 In Iran, the supreme leader, not the president, is the head of state. Joy Burton, NBC News, 20 Apr. 2024 That Thursday, the head of state of Monaco stepped out at Prince's Palace of Monaco to see a changing of the guard and orchestra performance in the Place du Palais courtyard. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 25 Mar. 2024 Two years of destruction and hundreds of thousands of casualties later, the French president is no longer angling to be the one European head of state who understands Putin the best. Daniel Depetris, The Mercury News, 21 Mar. 2024 Suu Kyi created the role of state counselor to work around the military’s obstruction and became the de facto head of state. Timothy McLaughlin, The Atlantic, 4 Apr. 2024

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“Head of state.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head%20of%20state. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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