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head of state

noun
1.
the person who holds the highest position in a national government:
a meeting of heads of state.
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  • 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.
  • He's a head of state, and you don't demand the extradition of a foreign head of state.
  • She also said that she has never had occasion to meet a foreign head of state.
  • He is the best head of state they have got, and they know it.
  • If so, that power may tell the head of state to take a hike.
  • But it's not really what you go looking for in a future head of state.
  • The wrangling over the choice of head of state, however, had marred the meeting before it even started.

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