Head-of-state definition

The chief public representative of a nation having duties, privileges and responsibilities varying greatly depending on the constitutional rules; a monarch in a monarchy, and often styled president in a republic, but variations such as collegiality exist.
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Attributive form of head of state, noun.

Arafat had a head-of-state mentality.

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Noun

Singular:
head-of-state
Plural:
heads-of-state