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[n]  the position of chieftain

CHIEFTAINCY is a 11 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: chieftainship
 See Also: berth, office, place, position, post, situation, spot



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Chief"tain*cy\, Chieftainship \Chief"tain*ship\, n.
The rank, dignity, or office of a chieftain.

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