headman headman  /ˈhɛd mən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an executioner who beheads the condemned person
  2. (n) the head of a tribe or clan

Usage(s):

  1. The villagers say their own headman, and those of neighboring hamlets, are not on their side.
  2. Roll forward to 1952, and a local headman falls into a trance, has a vision and announces that God has told him the Mizos are the lost tribe.
  3. Nadar Singh, the village headman, says there have been some 20 cancer-related deaths during the last five years in Jhajjal, a village of only 3,200.

News

  1. Public Log 6/2

    BRUSH FIRE --- The Provo Fire Department is calling a small brush fire that started in the river bottoms suspicious. Jeremy Headman with the Provo Fire Department said the fire was contained q…
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Provo Daily Herald

  2. Provo police: small brush fire in river bottoms suspicious

    PROVO -- The Provo Fire Department is calling a small brush fire that started in the river bottoms suspicious. Jeremy Headman with the Provo Fire Department said the fire was contained quickly…
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Provo Daily Herald

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