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chain of command

The hierarchy of people with authority in a particular setting or situation. I know I can't complain to the CEO directly, but there must be someone in the chain of command that I can talk to!
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chain of command

Fig. the series or sequence of holders of responsibility in a hierarchy. The only way to get things done in the military is to follow the chain of command. Never try to go straight to the top.
See also: chain, command, of
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MANILA -- Those claiming that there is a chain of command which was violated by President Benigno Aquino III for the execution of Oplan Exodus where 67 Filipinos were killed are simply "confused," Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said Thursday.
The operative principle in governance, whether in a civil or informal government, the military, police and also the uniformed forces, the coast guard, militia and even members of private security agencies, there is a chain of command that operates under the principle of command responsibility," Ramos explained.
Sakop kami nyan, so ibig bang sabihin nun, kung tama ang sinasabi nila, including FVR (Ramos nickname), based on that EO, there is clearly a chain of command in the PNP, so meron na ring chain of command sa mga departments ng Executive?