chain of command
Date: 1898 a series of executive positions in order of authority <
a military chain of command
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Chain of Command — In a military context, the chain of command is the line of authority and responsibility along which orders are passed, see Command hierarchy#Chain of command. Chain of Command may also refer to: In television: Chain of Command (Beast Wars), the… …   Wikipedia

  • chain of command — A term derived from military planning to denote the flow of *authority and *accountability within an activity or organization. In a chain of command, an individual takes orders from another individual at the next hierarchical level for example, A …   Auditor's dictionary

  • chain of command — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms chain of command : singular chain of command plural chains of command a system in which each person in an organization has a particular status and gives orders to the person immediately junior to them …   English dictionary

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  • chain of command — order of those in power, line of authority    If you are a lieutenant, the chain of command goes up and down …   English idioms

  • chain of command — noun (C) a system in an organization by which decisions are made and passed from people at the top of the organization to people lower down: Symonds is third in the chain of command …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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