Definition of chain of command in English:

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chain of command

(also command chain)


A system in a military or civil organization by which instructions are passed from one person to another.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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