Entry from British & World English dictionary
(also command chain)
Definition of chain of command in English:
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.
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