head of state

noun
the person who holds the highest position in a national government: a meeting of heads of state.
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Example sentences
The president is the head of state, with executive powers.
He's without question the funniest head of state in the world.
The head of state is a president elected by the people.
He is your head of state, the figurehead of your nation.
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