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vice president

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Definition of vice president in English:

noun

An official or executive ranking below and deputizing for a president: the vice president of the World Bank
More example sentences
  • I see now that the voice of a company is not limited to top level executives, vice presidents, and public relations officers.
  • They may vote for the president, the vice president and senators, or even stand for election.
  • The Assembly will now choose a president and two vice presidents, who in turn pick a prime minister and cabinet.

Derivatives

vice presidency

1
noun (plural vice presidencies)
Example sentences
  • Three new national vice presidencies were simply added to make room for factional leaders who faced being squeezed out of the party's governing body.
  • Already a string of former generals and right-wing politicians are lining up for the vice presidency.
  • Another section includes a useful analysis of the vice-presidency and the changes and continuities it has exhibited.

vice-presidential

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adjective
Example sentences
  • The former North Carolina senator and Democratic vice-presidential candidate has started an anti-poverty center and think tank.
  • Senators haven't done so badly in vice-presidential sweepstakes.
  • He returned to politics as the Democrats' vice-presidential candidate.

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