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as in seat
a place from which authority is exercised the headquarters of the newly established United States government was in New York City, the nation's first capital

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as in base
the place from which a commander runs operations the scout went straight to the large tent in the center of the camp, correctly assuming that it served as the division's headquarters

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“Headquarters.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/headquarters. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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