head of state definition

  • noun:
    • the main general public agent of a nation having obligations, benefits and obligations varying considerably with respect to the constitutional rules; a monarch in a monarchy, and sometimes styled president in a republic, but variations such as for instance collegiality occur.
    • the chief public representative of a country which may also be the pinnacle of federal government

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