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English definition of “head of state”

head of state

noun [C] uk   us  
the official leader of a country, often someone who has few or no real political powersLeaders of national and regional governments
(Definition of head of state from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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