in chief
phrasal in the chief position or place — often used in titles <
commander in chief

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in-chief — postnominal adj. a suffix signifying the head of a staff; as, editor in chief. [combining form] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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