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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The supreme commander of all the armed forces of a nation.
  • n. The officer commanding a major armed force.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Supreme commander of the armed forces of an entire country.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the military title of the officer who has supreme command of the land or naval forces or the united forces of a nation or state; a generalissimo. .

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The commander of all the armies of a state or nation; the chief military commander.
  • n. In the navy, a flag-officer commanding an independent fleet or squadron.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the officer who holds the supreme command

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