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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Chieftain \Chief"tain\, n. [OE. cheftayn, chevetayn, OF.
chevetain, F. capitaine, LL. capitanus, fr. L. caput head.
Cf. Captain, and see chief.]
A captain, leader, or commander; a chief; the head of a
troop, army, or clan.
Syn: Chief; commander; leader; head. See Chief.
[1913 Webster] Chieftaincy
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the leader of a group of people; "a captain of industry"
[syn: captain, chieftain]
2: the head of a tribe or clan [syn: headman, tribal chief,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
35 Moby Thesaurus words for "chieftain":
anointed king, boss, chief, cock, crowned head, dynast, emperor,
grand duke, head, headman, hierarch, high chief, honcho, imperator,
king, king-emperor, kinglet, leader, lord paramount, majesty,
master, monarch, overlord, paramount, petty king, potentate,
prince, prince consort, royal, royal personage, royalty, ruler,
sovereign, suzerain, tetrarch
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