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leader

noun administrator, antecedent, captain, chairman, chief, commander, controller, demagogue, employer, forerunner, manager, mastermind, official, overseer, pathfinder, pioneer, precursor, predecessor, protagonist, ruler, shepherd, supervisor
See also: administrator, chairman, chief, demagogue, director, employer, forerunner, mastermind, official, patron, pioneer, protagonist, superintendent

leader

the senior barrister, usually a Queen's Counsel, in charge of the conduct of a case.
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In Leaderless Jihad, forensic psychiatrist and counterterrorism consultant Marc Sageman contributes to the field of international security by providing a detailed look into the current global Islamist terrorist threat, examining its evolution since the 1980s and the demographics of who is behind the latest wave of terrorism.
Nonetheless, as it has been since the beginning of the movement, the leaderless structure appears to be working.
Christina Hellmich offers an examination of the notions regarding the origins and manifestations of Al Qaeda and the sources on which they rely, mapping the organisation's alleged transition from what began as a regional struggle against the Soviets in Afghanistan to the increasingly leaderless jihad of the post-9/11 world.
Summary: BRUSSELS -- Belgian political factions reached a deal to reduce the leaderless country's budget deficit, a day after its credit rating was cut by Standard & Poor's, or S&P.
This country was leaderless at the time and our PM seemed to be in no hurry to get back from his holiday to deal with it.
The survey was conducted just days after Yachimovich took the helm of the ailing Labour party, which had been leaderless since former chairman and Defence Minister Ehud Barak jumped ship in January to set up the centrist Independence party.
With a record pounds 125billion wiped off shares, thousands set to lose their jobs, the euro in chaos and UK troops battling two wars, the PM, his deputy Nick Clegg and Chancellor George Osborne relaxed on foreign holidays - leaving the nation virtually leaderless.
Admitting that the Assad regime has lost its legitimacy to rule the country, the Director of Chapter Development in the Council on American-Islamic Relations Yaser Tabbara said the revolution in Syria has been leaderless and rudderless so far.
While in previous decades leaderless groups struggled to build name-recognition and media coverage, social media has allowed them to put huge crowds on the street at speed.
These movements were leaderless and protests were organized by small groups of internet-savvy young people frustrated with their bleak economic prospects and rejecting their repressive political contexts.
Beautifully illustrated with primary color-prairie images of the buffalo, "The Enchanted Buffalo" tells the tale of a greedy buffalo usurper bull named Barrag who takes control of a leaderless tribe of mighty buffalo.
The Tea Partiers like to portray themselves as leaderless political warriors seeking to overturn the Washington establishment.