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English noun: chieftain

1. chieftain (person) the leader of a group of people

SamplesA captain of industry.


Broader (hypernym)leader

2. chieftain (person) the head of a tribe or clan

Synonymschief, headman, tribal chief

Broader (hypernym)leader

Narrower (hyponym)Indian chief, Indian chieftain, pendragon

Instance hyponymGlendower, Hrolf, Owen Glendower, Rolf, Rollo

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