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Origin of chieftain
OTHER WORDS FROM chieftainchief·tain·cy, chief·tain·ship, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for chieftain
Today, Adjuah is a chieftain as well, with his own tribe, Chief Adjuah and the Xodokan Nation, a modern version of the Brave, his grandfather’s first clan.
Some of the more deluded, I suspect, even picture themselves as daring swashbucklers, fighting for their clan chieftain’s “restoration.”
This was not quite how things appeared to the Caledonian chieftain Calgacus before he fought the invading Roman army in AD 83.
With a groan and a curse the guerrilla chieftain yielded himself a prisoner.
To the Federal soldiers in pursuit she swore the guerrilla chieftain had passed by without stopping.
The South Wind gently opened the door, and a young chieftain, with a face like the sun, entered.
The young chieftain passed in and sat down by the strange fire that had no heat.
He raged about the lodge and ordered the young chieftain with sunshine in his face and warmth in his breath to depart.