n pl , -men
1 (Also called)
chairperson (fem) chairwoman a person who presides over a company's board of directors, a committee, a debate, an administrative department, etc.
2 (History) someone who carries a sedan chair
chairmanship n Chairman can seem inappropriate when applied to a woman, while chairwoman can be offensive. Chair and chairperson can be applied to either a man or a woman; chair is generally preferred to chairperson
n pl , -men a person who deputizes for a chairman and serves in his place during his absence or indisposition
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