chairman


chairman

chairman, chairmen nom masculin (anglais chairman, de chair, chaise, et man, homme) Président du conseil d'administration dans les sociétés des pays anglo-saxons. Aux États-Unis, professeur d'université dirigeant un département.

⇒CHAIRMAN, subst. masc.
[En Angleterre] Président d'une assemblée, d'une association. C'était le « chairman » d'une compagnie pétrolière célèbre (MALÈGUE, Augustin, t. 2, 1933, p. 181).
Prononc. et Orth. :[] ou [-], plur. chairmen [(t)]. N'est transcrit ds aucun dict. À l'initiale on hésite entre [] et []; à ce sujet cf. FOUCHÉ Prononc. 1959, p. 272, rem. 1. À la finale on distingue le sing. chairman qui se prononce en [-an] (ibid., p. 387) du plur. (absent ds les dict.) chairmen qui se prononce en [-] inaccentué, l'accent étant porté par la syll. précédente. Noter que la prononc. des plur. angl. en [-] est vieillie (ibid., p. 174 et 386). Étymol. et Hist. 1785, 29 nov. (Journal de Paris, p. 1374 ds BARB. Infl. 1923, p. 8). Angl. chairman (composé de chair « chaise » et de man « homme ») dep. 1654 ds NED. Fréq. abs. littér. :3. Bbg. BARB. Infl. 1823, p. 8. — BONN. 1920, p. 26.

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