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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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But the SCAF now seems to have realized that, in a leaderless situation, no civilian politician can grant immunity without becoming vulnerable to attack by rivals.
Jettison the rhetoric about Muslim extremism - these leaderless jihadists are barely Muslims.
Although Raul pegged them back from the penalty spot just before the lights went out, it was certainly not the performance of a ragged, leaderless outfit.
They were leaderless, they were directionless, they were careless (24 turnovers) and they were clueless.
MIGHTY Fraserburgh slammed nine goals past leaderless Fort William yesterday to go top of the table.
Narayanasamy on Monday took potshots at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) following Lal Krishna Advani's praise for Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan vis-a-vis his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi, saying it is a leaderless party where everybody is in a tussle for due recognition.
JOSE MOURINHO reminds me of Yul Brynner in the Magnificent Seven (except he'd call it the Magnificent One), riding to the rescue of a leaderless bunch and immediately rounding up comrades who fought by his side in past battles.
We looked leaderless and clueless, losing lineouts, conceding penalties and getting bullied in the scrum.
The Edinburgh audiologist, 75, recently won a legal fight to head the MacDonalds of Keppoch, who have been leaderless for 156 years.
We can become a little bit leaderless and I think an old head in midfield would be an advantage.
For the leaderless Liberal Democrats to overturn a Labour majority or more than 11,500 in Chancellor Gordon Brown's Scottish back yard was - even to the victors - a surprise.
This calamitous city coalition is leaderless, visionless and useless, yet Birmingham's premier newspaper sees fit to praise their woeful performance.