Definition of Chiefs

1. Noun. (plural of chief) ¹



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Definition of Chiefs

1. chief [n] - See also: chief

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chiefs

chiefage
chiefdom
chiefdoms
chiefe
chiefer
chiefery
chiefes
chiefess
chiefesses
chiefest
chiefless
chiefly
chiefrie
chiefries
chiefry
chiefs (current term)
chiefs of state
chiefship
chiefships
chieftain
chieftaincies
chieftaincy
chieftainess
chieftainesses
chieftains
chieftainship
chieftainships
chieftess
chieftesses
chiel

Literary usage of Chiefs

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"As the tribes had their princes, so these clans, families, or thousands had their respective chiefs, who were called heads of houses of fathers, ..."

2. Notes on the Early Settlement of the North-western Territory by Jacob Burnet, D. Appleton and Company, Morgan and Overend (1847)
"Speeches of the chiefs of the different tribes.—Progress of the negotiations. ON Wednesday, July 15th, the Council assembled agreeably to adjournment. ..."

3. A History of the Highlands and of the Highland Clans by James Browne (1838)
"From this state of things originated the institution of chiefs, ... From this division of the people into clans and tribes under separate chiefs, ..."

4. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. by Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Adgate Lipscomb, Albert Ellery Bergh (1905)
"To the chiefs of the Shawanee nation:— My Children, chiefs i of the Shawanee nation,—I have listened to the speeches of the Blackhoof, Blackbeard, ..."

5. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. by Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Adgate Lipscomb, Albert Ellery Bergh (1905)
"To the chiefs of the Shawanee ... chiefs of the Shawanee nation,—I have listened to the speeches of the Blackhoof, Blackbeard, and the other head chiefs of ..."

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