Definition of head of state in English:

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head of state


The chief public representative of a country, such as a president or monarch, who may also be the head of government.
Example sentences
  • The president serves as the head of state and commander in chief of the armed forces.
  • As long as the head of state is a president who is faithful to the constitution, fascism is harmless.
  • Women own about one per cent of the world's property and make up less than five per cent of the heads of state and cabinet ministers.

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