chairperson
chairperson chairperson n. the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; -- same as {chair[3]} or {chairman[1]}, but used to achieve a sex-neutral register.

Syn: president, chairman, chairwoman, chair. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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