chair of state

Definitions of chair of state
  1. noun
    a ceremonial chair for an exalted or powerful person
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    the chair of state for a monarch, bishop, etc.
    bishop's throne, cathedra
    a throne that is the official chair of a bishop
    mercy seat
    the throne of God
    a seat with a cushion that is used as a throne by Indian princes
    the golden throne of former kings of Delhi; stolen by the Persians in 1739 and subsequently lost; symbol of the former Shah of Iran
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    a seat for one person, with a support for the back
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