commander in chief
- the supreme commander of the armed forces of a nation, as, in the U.S., the President
- an officer in command of all armed forces in a certain theater of war
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noun pl. commanders in chief commanders in chief Abbr. CINC
or C in C
- The supreme commander of all the armed forces of a nation.
- The officer commanding a major armed force.
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