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noun boss, captain, caput, chairman, chief controller, chieftain, commandant, commander, directing head, director, dux, employer, foreman, general, head, headman, headperson, highest ranking person, leader, manager, organizer, overlooker, overseer, person in authority, person in charge, president, princeps, principal, principal person, senior, superior, supervising director
Associated concepts: chief agent, chief counsel, chief deputy, chief examiner, chief executive, chief executive officer, chief fiscal officer, chief judge, chief justice, chief of fire department, chief of police, chief officer of a corporation or business, chief place of business
See also: absolute, basic, best, cardinal, central, critical, crucial, director, dominant, employer, essential, grave, important, leading, major, master, necessary, outstanding, paramount, prevailing, prevalent, primary, prime, principal, prominent, salient, sovereign, stellar, superintendent, superior, superlative, vital

CHIEF, principal. One who is put above the rest; as, chief magistrate chief justice : it also signifies the best of a number of things. It is frequently used in composition.

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Traditional history suggests that Heketa was associated with Hikuleo and was the initial venue for the inasi before relocation of the chiefdom to Lapaha.
Both are termed vulagi (or 'origin spirits of the sky') and both are ritually incorporated within the chiefdom.
No ore reserves have been established in the proposed work areas, and thus no guarantee of success can be given by the participating companies nor by the Gbense Chiefdom.
After armed Xhosa chiefdoms suffered defeats in wars against colonial invaders and with lung sickness in the early 1850s ravaging cattle, Nongqawuse claimed that Xhosa people were being punished for surrendering to polluting forces.
From archeological reports, she concludes that the Choctaws adopted complicated mortuary practices that had in the past been reserved for an elite class of one of the contributing disintegrated chiefdoms.
4) As described in length elsewhere (Bensa & Rivierre 1988), two distinct clans (Nadu, which had come from the Ponerihouen Valley, and Gorotu, from the Tchamba Valley) formed the Pwajaa ma Nabuumee chiefdom in the middle Kone Valley.
Keywords: Tonga, Neolithic, Megalithic, fifteenth century AD, chiefdom, kingdom, mortuary practice, princely burial
It contains perhaps the most thorough discussion available of the process of political change in Southeastern chiefdom societies which he calls "cycling.
The re-assessment of the chiefdom enhances the cross-cultural validity of the model, refreshes the debate and provides archaeologists working elsewhere with a distinct Near Eastern analysis.
For the purpose of dredging, mining, continuing exploration and collecting and selling diamonds, and other deposits, private funds will fund the partnership and Millenium Mining will put forth its mining license with all landowners in the Tikonko Chiefdom into the collaboration.
The evolution of social hierarchy in a Muisca chiefdom of the northern Andes of Colombia.
Agency models of chiefdom emergence at Cahokia and across the American Bottom have relied on practice theory and structuration (Bourdieu 1977; Giddens 1979, 1984; Ortner 1984) to link material culture (specifically architecture and artefacts) dynamically with people and their motivations.