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Meaning of HEADMAN

Pronunciation:  'hedmun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the head of a tribe or clan
  2. [n]  an executioner who beheads the condemned person

HEADMAN is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: chieftain, headsman, tribal chief
 See Also: executioner, leader, pendragon, public executioner



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Head"man`\, n.; pl. {Headmen}. [AS. he['a]fodman.]
A head or leading man, especially of a village community.

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