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English definition of “figurehead”

figurehead

noun [C] (PERSON)    /ˈfɪɡ.ə.hed/ US  /-jɚ-/
someone who has the position of leader in an organization but who has no real power : The president of this company is just a figurehead - the Chief Executive has day-to-day control .Powerful people and dictators
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