Definition of Chieftaincy

1. Noun. The position of chieftain.

Exact synonyms: Chieftainship
Generic synonyms: Berth, Billet, Office, Place, Position, Post, Situation, Spot
Derivative terms: Chieftain, Chieftain



Definition of Chieftaincy

1. n. The rank, dignity, or office of a chieftain.

Definition of Chieftaincy

1. Noun. The position or period of rule of a chief. ¹

2. Noun. The area or population ruled by a chief. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chieftaincy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chieftaincy

chiefes
chiefess
chiefesses
chiefest
chiefless
chiefly
chiefrie
chiefries
chiefry
chiefs
chiefs of state
chiefship
chiefships
chieftain
chieftaincies
chieftaincy (current term)
chieftainess
chieftainesses
chieftains
chieftainship
chieftainships
chieftess
chieftesses
chiel
chield
chields
chiels
chiengora
chierte
chievance

Literary usage of Chieftaincy

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1. Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age by William Ewart Gladstone (1858)
"... a Greek chieftaincy rather affected the relation between the head of the tribe and, not the whole, but only a privileged part, of the community. ..."

2. Life of Joseph Brant: (Thayendanegea) Including the Border Wars of the by William Leete Stone (1865)
"... CHAPTER VIL History of Brant resumed—Advanced to the chieftaincy of the Confederacy—Mode of appointing chiefs and sachems—Embarks for England—Arrives in ..."

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