[ noun ] the body of people who lead a group
"the national leadership adopted his plan"
Used in print(Sports Age, 24:9...)
The continuation and expansion of the shooting development program will assure to some degree that national and community leaders will be made aware of the ever growing need for shooting facilities and activities for hunting and shooting in answer to public demand .(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)
During the next five years the leaders of the Fair_Deal reluctantly backed_down from the optimistic expectations of the New_Deal .
During the next five years liberal leaders in the United_States sank in the cumulative confusion attendant upon and manifested in a negative policy of Containment - and the bitterest irony - enforced and enforceable only by threat of a weapon that we felt the greatest distaste for but could not abandon :(Newton Stallknecht, "Ideas and Literature," in Newton S...)
Certainly one of the most important comments that can be made upon the spiritual and cultural life of any period of Western civilization during the past sixteen or seventeen centuries has to do with the way in which its leaders have read and interpreted the Bible .(The Department of State: A Fresh Look at the...)
We cannot test public_opinion until the President and the leaders of the country have gone to the public to explain what is required and have asked them for support for the necessary action .