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adjective Principal, main, see Chief complaint. noun
1. Chief of service, see there.
2. Chief of staff, see there.
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There have been conflicting interpretations of chiefship between, on the one hand, those who view it as an embodiment of traditional values and, on the other hand, those who regard it as a parasitic institution which serves mainly as an organ for the exploitation and impoverishment of the rural population.
First, ideas on and around sovereignty came to be fused to what was seemed most comprehensible to Europeans: hereditary chiefship.
Packard, Chiefship and Cosmology: An Historical Study of Political Competition (Bloomington, 1981), p.
The Hwata chiefdom is in some dispute, both as to who should properly succeed to the chiefship, and whether the physical chiefdom should be located in Chiweshe Communal Area or in Muzarabani Communal Area, far to the north in the Zambezi Valley.
One revealing case was associated with a long-running border dispute between the Luac Dinka under the chiefship of Mayen Tuc in Tonj District and the Agar Pakkam Dinka under Wol Athiaq of Rumbek District.
24 and 25) when predicating chiefship of a particular individual.
British forms of sociability intersected with classic Ganda ideas of chiefship, hospitality, and performance of authority, though not always in predictable ways.
Dick Werbner spent fifteen months with the family of Lupondo in the Bango chiefship of what was then Southern Rhodesia in 1960-61.
The legitimacy of marriage related to another fraught concern of the time: changing eligibility for chiefship, which had earlier been restricted to the children of exchange marriage.
55) Colonial retribution involved the confiscation of substantial lands, the introduction of a range of policies and practices such as tax collection that insinuated the state into the most intimate domains of the household, but also the destruction of Mpondomise chiefship.
Some excerpts from Chapters 8 and 9 of Akiga's account of the abuses of chiefship preface his narrative of the visit of the chiefs to Kaduna.