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Meaning of CHIEFTAIN

Pronunciation:  'cheeftun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the leader of a group of people; "a captain of industry"
  2. [n]  the head of a tribe or clan

CHIEFTAIN is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: captain, headman, tribal chief
 See Also: leader, pendragon



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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}.

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