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(1) See Endowed professorship
(2) A non-sexist term for chairman, chairwoman or chairperson—i.e., the presiding officer in an organisation; in academics, the ‘chair’ is often a full professor responsible for the department’s academic, clinical, administrative and research activities


1. See Endowed professorship.
2. A non-sexist sobriquet for the chairman, -woman or -person, ie the presiding officer in an organization; in academics, the 'chair' is often a full professor responsible for the academic, clinical, administrative and research activities of the department. Cf Endowed chair, Professor.

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Savage, who took the chair after David Sutherland stood aside in 2006, added: "There have been many highlights during my time with the club but one that sticks in my mind is the win over Celtic last December.
Eventually, Teri took the chair so that she was no longer in the middle, or near Marcia, in the shot for the May issue of Vanity Fair.
Sally Magnussum took the chair for a mastermind quiz and auction on Holy Island and raised pounds 2,695 for the village hall restoration fund .
During this meeting some important decisions were made: -- Johannes Jacobus Schutte took the Chair and John O'Kelly-Lynch agreed to act as Secretary to the Meeting.
The Prime Minister took the chair when the group met in Downing Street to underline the importance the Government attaches to the initiative following figures showing a one-third rise in street crime in the last year.
After meeting police and council chiefs in the centre's reception area, the Princess, as president of the Rural Housing Trust, took the chair for a series of discussions on issues facing older people living in the countryside.
When we knew what he was bringing in, he took the chair.
The actual presentation was preceded by a complimentary banquet, at which Sir John Llewelyn, Bart, MP, president of the Welsh Rugby Football Union, took the chair.
Mrs Fielding took the chair and amongst items discussed were plans for the Christmas lunch at Meltham Golf Club and the annual meeting and lunch in January.