subheadquarters

headquarters

[hed-kwawr-terz, -kwaw-]
noun, plural headquarters. (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
a center of operations, as of the police or a business, from which orders are issued; the chief administrative office of an organization: The operatives were always in touch with headquarters.
2.
the offices or working location of a military commander; the place from which a commander customarily issues orders.
3.
a military unit consisting of the commander, his staff, and other assistants.

Origin:
1640–50; head + quarters

subheadquarters, noun, plural subheadquarters.
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headquarters (ˌhɛdˈkwɔːtəz)
 
pl n
1.  any centre or building from which operations are directed, as in the military, the police, etc
2.  a military formation comprising the commander, his staff, and supporting echelons

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