chief [t∫i:f]
1. noun
   a. [of tribe] chef m
• too many chiefs and not enough Indians (inf) trop de chefs et pas assez d'exécutants
   b. ( = boss) (inf) patron m
2. adjective
( = main) principal
3. compounds
► chief assistant noun premier assistant m
► chief constable noun (British Police) ≈ directeur m de police
► chief executive officer noun directeur m général
► chief inspector noun (British Police) inspecteur m de police principal
► chief of police noun ≈ préfet m de police
► chief of staff noun chef m d'état-major
► chief superintendent noun (British Police) ≈ commissaire m divisionnaire
En Grande-Bretagne, le parti gouvernemental et celui de l'opposition ont chacun leur Chief Whip, qui est responsable de la discipline du parti à la Chambre des communes. Il tient les députés informés des activités parlementaires et fait remonter l'opinion des députés jusqu'à la direction du parti. Il veille également à ce que les députés participent aux scrutins importants, son rôle est donc particulièrement décisif lorsque le gouvernement ne dispose que d'une faible majorité aux Communes.
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[tʃiːf] 1.
1) (leader) gen chef m

party chief — Politics dirigeant/-e m/f de parti

defence chiefs — Politics responsables mpl de la défense

2) (colloq) (boss) chef (colloq) m, patron (colloq) m
1) (primary) principal
2) (highest in rank) en chef
-in-chief combining form en chef

English-French dictionary. 2013.

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