Origin of chieftain
Related formschief·tain·cy, chief·tain·ship, noun
Examples from the Web for chieftain
This was not quite how things appeared to the Caledonian chieftain Calgacus before he fought the invading Roman army in AD 83.
The chieftain's warriors thou wouldst to Ran consign, had a bar not crossed thee.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson|Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
The result was that the Karwan chieftain and his tribe were persuaded that the British were afraid to meet them.The Pacification of Burma|Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
The most important feature of it all was the death of the great Walla Walla chieftain, Peupeumoxmox.The Columbia River|William Denison Lyman