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chair pronunciación
noun
1 a seat for one person, with a back-support and usually four legs.
2 the office of chairman or chairwoman at a meeting, etc, or the person holding this office.
3 a professorship.
4 (the chair) colloq N Am, esp US the electric chair as a means of capital punishment.
verb (chaired , chairing )
1 to control or conduct (a meeting) as chairman or chairwoman.
2 Brit to lift up and carry (a victor, etc) in triumph.
3 to place someone in a seat of authority.
[13c: from French chaiere , from Latin cathedra , from Greek kathedra seat]
in the chair acting as chairman.
take the chair to be chairman or chairwoman.


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