Definition of Tribal sheik
1. Noun. The leader of an Arab village or family.
Generic synonyms: Ruler, Swayer
Derivative terms: Sheikdom
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Literary usage of Tribal sheik
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Heroes and Crises of Early Hebrew History from the Creation to the Death by Charles Foster Kent (1908)
"The authority of the tribal sheik or leader is ill-defined, and depends chiefly upon the needs of the moment and the personal ability of the leader. ..."
2. The Political Theories of the Ancient World by Westel Woodbury Willoughby (1903)
"From being simply a tribal sheik, he became the head of a commonwealth. That he himself recognised this fact is shown in the establishment by him of ..."
3. The Historical Bases of Religions, Primitive, Babylonian and Jewish by Hiram Chellis Brown (1906)
"The god of the strongest clan would eventually become the tribal god, and the patriarch become the tribal sheik. The advantages of settled, ..."
4. The Founders and Rulers of United Israel: From the Death of Moses to the by Charles Foster Kent (1908)
"... than of the Israelites, who regarded their king as little more than a tribal sheik and demanded that he should faithfully serve and represent them. ..."
5. The Social Teachings of the Prophets and Jesus by Charles Foster Kent (1917)
"Saul preserved the democratic simplicity of a tribal sheik. He held court under the tamarisk-tree that stood in his native town of Gibeah (I Sam. 226). ..."
6. The Testing of a Nation's Ideals: Israel's History from the Settlement to by Charles Foster Kent, Jeremiah Whipple Jenks (1915)
"As has been noted, it was the outgrowth of the older office of tribal sheik, which was in many respects most democratic. The law of succession was uncertain ..."
7. Twelve Studies on the Making of a Nation: The Beginnings of Israel's History by Charles Foster Kent, Jeremiah Whipple Jenks (1912)
"Other writers declare it probable that a tribal sheik by the name of Abraham led one of the many nomad tribes that somewhere about the middle of the second ..."