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chairman

  

      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  


vice-chairman  
      n   pl   , -men   a person who deputizes for a chairman and serves in his place during his absence or indisposition  
  vice-chairmanship      n  
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