commander-in-chief clause

noun, often capitalized all Cs

Legal Definition of commander-in-chief clause

: a clause in Article II of the U.S. Constitution that gives the president power as the commander in chief of the armed forces

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“Commander-in-chief clause.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/commander-in-chief%20clause. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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