chief

chief
chief [{{t}}tʃi:f]
1 noun
(a) (leader → of tribe, group) chef m;
in chief en chef;
editor in chief rédacteur(trice) m,f en chef;
too many chiefs and not enough Indians trop de chefs et pas assez d'hommes de troupe (pour exécuter les ordres et faire le travail)
(b) {{}}familiar{{}} (boss) patron(onne) m,f, boss m;
he's the big white chief c'est lui le grand patron
(c) {{}}Heraldry{{}} chef m
2 adjective
(a) (most important) principal, premier;
one of the chief conflicts un des principaux conflits;
the chief reason for doing sth la raison majeure ou principale pour faire qch
(b) (head) premier, en chef
3 in chief adverb
principalement, surtout
►► {{}}British{{}} chief accountant chef m comptable, chef m de la comptabilité;
Chief Constable = en Grande-Bretagne, chef de la police d'un comté ou d'une région, commissaire m divisionnaire;
Chief Education Officer recteur m d'académie;
{{}}Administration{{}} chief executive directeur(trice) m,f;
{{}}American{{}} {{}}Politics{{}} the Chief Executive le président des États-Unis, le chef de l'exécutif;
{{}}Commerce{{}} & {{}}Industry{{}} chief executive officer président(e)-directeur(trice) général(e) m,f;
{{}}American{{}} Chief Financial Officer chef m comptable, chef m de la comptabilité;
chief inspector (gen) inspecteur(trice) m,f principal(e), inspecteur(trice) m,f en chef; {{}}British{{}} (of police) commissaire m de police; {{}}British{{}} {{}}School{{}} inspecteur(trice) m,f général(e);
{{}}Law{{}} chief justice président(e) m,f de la Haute Cour de justice; {{}}American{{}} juge m à la Cour suprême;
chief librarian bibliothécaire mf en chef;
{{}}American{{}} {{}}Military{{}} chief master sergeant major m;
{{}}Nautical{{}} chief petty officer maître m;
chief of police préfet m de police;
{{}}Military{{}} chief of staff chef m d'état-major; {{}}American{{}} (at White House) secrétaire m général de la Maison Blanche;
{{}}British{{}} chief superintendent (in police) commissaire m principal;
{{}}Military{{}} {{}}British{{}} chief technician (in Air Force) officier m technicien;
{{}}Military{{}} chief warrant officer adjudant m chef;
{{}}Politics{{}} Chief Whip = responsable du maintien de la discipline à l'intérieur d'un parti à la Chambre des communes

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