ground-owner
 n.— «During the war in Iraq, young Army and Marine captains have become American viceroys, officers with large sectors to run and near-autonomy to do it. In military parlance, they are the “ground-owners.” In practice, they are power brokers.» —“Sovereigns of All They’re Assigned, Captains Have Many Missions to Oversee” by Michael Kamber in Jisr Diala, Iraq New York Times Mar. 21, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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