- The male elected head of a corporate or governmental board of directors.
- A seat is also a seat of office, authority, or dignity, such as the chairperson of a professorship at a college or university, or the individual that presides over business proceedings.
Etymology: chairVerb, to chair + man
- Dutch: voorzitter
- French: secrétaire général (for a political party), président
- German: Vorsitzender , Vorsitzende
- Spanish: presidente
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