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chief

adjective Principal, main, see Chief complaint. noun
1. Chief of service, see there.
2. Chief of staff, see there.
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Chol Marial Ater, who served three years in the chiefship, dismissed Lago's statement, saying that "we have not broken the law, the law has been broken by our top leaders because when we capture marauders they are released out by [authorities].
Armstrong has been a major teacher of the internal medicine residents, and that led to his professorship of general internal medicine and to the chiefship of the Division of General Internal Medicine.
WHALE RIDER: Festival favorite about a contemporary Maori girl who vies for the chiefship of her New Zealand tribe.
Paul said: "It is my hope to bring this chiefship home to where it belongs - to the McAuleys of the Glens.
The next eight contributions discuss gender agency and social networks, specifically addressing the formation of the women's movement; gender and chiefship in Southern Africa; gender, ethnicity, and job expectations on an automobile factory assembly line; and gender experiences in academic institutions, among other topics.
The "rule" was that the son of the great-house would inherit the chiefship, but this was not always the case.
24 and 25) when predicating chiefship of a particular individual.