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chairman

noun chair, conductor, director, head, headman, key man, leader, master of ceremonies, monitor, overseer, person in authority, presider, presiding officer, principal, qui conventui praeest, speaker, supervisor, symposiarch
Associated concepts: chairman of a committee, chairman of the board of directors
See also: chief

CHAIRMAN. The presiding officer of a committee; as, chairman of the committee of ways and means. The person selected to preside over a popular meeting, is also called a chairman or moderator.

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The team of the Permanent Mission in Vienna is going to realize the chairmanship through regular consultations and close cooperation on military and security affairs, negotiations for building new and promoting extant measures of confidence and security, further reduction of risks of conflicts and implementation of the negotiated measures by the member states.
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A chairmanship of an international organization could be considered as a crown of ones membership and an opportunity to demonstrate the state's capacity to perform this important function.
Rather than awarding Padilla one of those plum assignments, Perata granted two slots to Republicans and gave multiple chairmanships to four veteran Democrats.
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