- chieftain ► NOUN ▪ the leader of a people or clan.DERIVATIVES chieftaincy noun (pl. chieftaincies) chieftainship noun.ORIGIN Old French chevetaine, from Latin capitaneus 'chief' .
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Chieftaincy — Chief tain*cy, Chieftainship Chief tain*ship, n. The rank, dignity, or office of a chieftain. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
chieftaincy — index supremacy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
chieftaincy — noun /ˈtʃiːftənsi/ a) The position or period of rule of a chief. At first Matenge had hated his brother because he felt the chieftaincy should be his, and this hatred drove him to overreach himself until he was discovered in a plot to assassinate … Wiktionary
chieftaincy — noun (plural cies) Date: 1788 1. the rank, dignity, office, or rule of a chieftain 2. a region or a people ruled by a chief ; chiefdom … New Collegiate Dictionary
chieftaincy — See chieftain. * * * … Universalium
chieftaincy — Synonyms and related words: aedileship, ally, archbishopric, archduchy, archdukedom, archiepiscopacy, archiepiscopate, aristocracy, bishopric, body politic, buffer state, captive nation, chairmanship, chancellery, chancellorate, chancellorship,… … Moby Thesaurus
chieftaincy — chiefÂ·tainÂ·cy || tÊƒËftÉªnsÉª n. headship, leadership, rule … English contemporary dictionary
chieftaincy — chief·tain·cy … English syllables
chieftaincy — noun the position of chieftain • Syn: ↑chieftainship • Derivationally related forms: ↑chieftain (for: ↑chieftainship) • Hypernyms: ↑position, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
Akan Chieftaincy — In many parts of West Africa, there is an old chieftaincy tradition. The Akan of Ghana have developed their own hierarchy which exists aside the democratic structure of the country. The Akan word for the ruler is “nana”. In colonial times,… … Wikipedia