(also command chain)
A system in a military or civil organization by which instructions are passed from one person to another.
- Appeals may be taken only up the military chain of command.
- The comments seemed to be a break in the organization's chain of command.
- They stressed the importance of understanding finance, the abilities required to influence decisions, the need to establish a chain of command.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: chain of com|mand
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.