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Definition of "chieftainship" [chieftainship]

  • The state of being a chieftain (noun)
  • The area ruled by a chieftain (noun)

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Use "chieftainship" in a sentence
  • "You know you are born for chieftainship, that is a hereditary right."
  • "In both capacities he actively opposed traditional institutions such as chieftainship, the ancestor cult, the practice of magic, polygyny and bridewealth, that kept tribesmen away from the church."
  • "Some kind of chieftainship seems coeval with the first advance from the state of separate wandering families to that of a nomadic tribe."