chieftain chieftain  /ˈtʃif tən/


  1. (n) the leader of a group of people
  2. (n) the head of a tribe or clan



  1. But chief comes from chieftain.
  2. One day after fighting between the Iraqi government and Shi'ite militias escalated alarmingly, anti-American militia chieftain Moqtada al-Sadr extended an olive branch.
  3. The commanders also confirmed reports that Hakimullah Mehsud, a regional chieftain close to Baitullah and one of the organization's rising stars, had been tapped to take the top job.


  1. New format for submitting comments to newspaper

    On Monday, The Pueblo Chieftain will move to a new format for online reader comments on articles. The accounts currently in use will not transfer over to the new system.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Pueblo Chieftain

  2. Free Chieftain online

    The Pueblo Chieftain Digital Edition will be available next week to everyone without a subscription, allowing anyone to preview our online format at no charge from Monday through Friday.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Pueblo Chieftain

  3. VIDEO: Chieftain Tech Tips With Jason Cipriani

    Google's Chrome is more than a great web browser - it can also be a fun gaming platform. Jason Cipriani demonstrates in his latest Chieftain Tech Tips video.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Pueblo Chieftain


  1. As Robbie Burns wrote of the wondrous national dish: "Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o the puddin'-race!"
    on Jan 31, 2005 By: Robert Burns Source: The Age

  2. "The water compact that Colorado and other upper basin states have with California and Arizona should be renegotiated," US Sen. John McCain said Thursday. "In a telephone interview with The Pueblo Chieftain, the presumptive GOP candidate for...
    on Aug 15, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Denver Post

  3. Mr Lochhead said: "After such a phenomenal rise in sales the haggis has certainly confirmed its chieftain status. This truly demonstrates that there is strong consumer demand for our national dish."
    on Jan 20, 2010 By: Richard Lochhead Source: Press and Journal

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