Origin of chieftain
Related formschief·tain·cy, chief·tain·ship, noun
Examples from the Web for chieftaincy
And when he departed, albeit he may have had no suspicion of that fact, Mr. Croker left his chieftaincy behind.The Onlooker, Volume 1, Part 2|Various
Besides, have you not heard that my fathers came from the East, bearing the marks of chieftaincy?
Chiefs in ancient Greece were necessarily wealthy, and in Europe wealth led to chieftaincy.The Fijians|Basil Thomson
Though there were a number older than he, they acknowledged his chieftaincy.The Night-Born|Jack London
"Shanklin, as the previous newest man, grabbed back the chieftaincy," he plunged ahead.The Devil's Asteroid|Manly Wade Wellman