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English noun: chieftain

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


SamplesA captain of industry.


Synonymscaptain


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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